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The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is dedicated to providing helpful resources, expertise, and communications with scientific perspective to inform and educate our members, the public, and the public policy community on the importance of the science of food to a safe, nutritious, and sustainable global food supply.

Our Role

The Institute of Food Technologists consistently addresses food-related topics and issues to ensure that sound science serves as the foundation for public policy development. When we come together as a community to provide information, research, resources, and expertise, we have a stronger voice and impact. 

As a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, IFT abides by restrictions on the extent to which it may attempt to influence legislation.

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One food scientist can make a difference.

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Advocacy Toolkits

Equip yourself with the tools you need to inform colleagues, family, and friends about important food-related topics and to dispel common misconceptions.

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Scientific and Technical Resources

IFT has produced scientific and technical resources on food and nutrition-related topics of interest to IFT members, other scientific constituencies, government officials, the news media, and the public.

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Share Food Facts

Share these helpful resources about food safety, emerging technologies, ingredients, processing, packaging, nutrition, chemistry, and more!

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Why Food Science Matters

Food science plays a vital role in ensuing our world’s food supply is safe, nutritious, delicious, plentiful, and sustainable. Explore and share these thought-provoking resources to spread the word about food science’s positive impact.

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