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As the authoritative voice of food science and technology for over 75 years, the Institute of Food Technologists offers accurate, timely scientific resources. Our volunteer spokespeople are food science professionals with a variety of expertise who provide credible insight and commentary to media worldwide, bringing sound science to the discussion of food issues.

Recent IFT Releases

New White Paper from IFT Examines How Processing Technology Can Improve Food Sustainability and Nutrition

IFT has released a white paper that examines how existing and novel processing technologies could help improve global food and nutrition security.

Seed Grant Winners and Finalists for Growth Grants and Grand Prizes Announced for Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge

The USD $1 million Challenge, which received more than 900 submissions from 78 countries this year, is focused on high-impact innovations that lead to significant food system advances.

Institute of Food Technologists Unlocks the Power of Artificial Intelligence in New Interactive Course

IFT has launched a new virtual short course designed to help academia, government, and industry professionals harness the boundless potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to innovate and excel through hands-on exercises, personalized use cases, and insights from AI thought-leaders.

IFT’s Food Technology earns top honors at 2023 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Food Technology magazine took home top honors at the 2023 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in the Editorial Use of Data (Association/Nonprofit) category for its original reporting based on its Compensation and Career Path report.

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center to Create Dairy Traceability Standard as Part of Dairy Grazing Climate-Smart Agricultural Project

The $4.7 million project, which will enable small dairy producers to access climate-smart grazing technology and engage in a climate-smart marketplace for their products, is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities where the USDA will invest $3.1 billion into 141 projects.

Feeding Tomorrow Fund of IFT Publishes Academic Knowledge Base Report on State of Food Science and Technology Education

Combining quantitative and aggregated institutional data from food science programs around the world, the report covers application and enrollment trends, areas of growing and declining interest, as well as individuals and resources of influence.

Institute of Food Technologists to Host Virtual Open House for Product Development Bootcamp

IFT’s Product Development Bootcamp equips food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic and competitive world of product development.

IFT’s Anna Rosales to Address the Critical Role of Food Science in Food and Nutrition Security at FNCE 2023

Her session on “Food Science: A Bridge to Nutrition and Security” will be held on Monday, October 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. MDT at the Denver Convention Center in Denver.

CAST and IFT Collaborate on Traceability Issue Paper to Help Improve Food Safety and Security in the Food and Agricultural Community

The issue paper is intended as a foundational resource for stakeholders across industry, academia, government agencies, and trade associations.

Semifinalists Announced for $1 Million USD Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge

This year’s Challenge received a record number of submissions (over 900) from 78 countries as multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs submitted their innovative approaches to transform the food system towards better nutrition security and planetary health.