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Plants Are the New Protein

Since 2007, U.S. meat consumption has been declining (NCC, 2014) with more than a third of consumers turning to meat alternatives for meals (Mintel, 2013). In the December issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food...
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

What Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2050

The appliances of 2050 will likely work interactively with consumers to plan and shop for meals, monitor special dietary needs, even produce customized food products at the touch of a 3-D printer button, according to the latest series of interviews...
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

5 Common Food Safety Kitchen Mistakes

IFT Spokesperson and food safety expert, Christine Bruhn, PhD, CFS, Former Director of the Center for Consumer Research, University of California, Davis and her team videotaped 120 consumers as they prepared a chicken and a salad in their home. They...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Day in the Life of a Food Science Student

IFT Student Association members Amy DeJong and Maya Warren show us what life is like for PhD students in food science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. DeJong and Warren are also the #SweetScientists team on the 25th season of the reality TV...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Institute of Food Technologists Announces New Certified Food Scientists

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is proud to announce that 34 professionals have recently earned the prestigious Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential, joining more than 1,600 in 55 countries worldwide. These include professionals that...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Essential Oils Help Control Fungus Growth in Argentinian Corn

Argentina is the second highest corn producing country in the world. But because of the slow drying process in corn kernels and wet weather conditions in Argentina, corn grown there can easily become infected with fungus. A new study in the Journal...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Got Leftovers? Tips for Safely Savoring Food the Second Time Around

Whether you cook all your food for the week on Sunday or have extra food left at the end of a meal—for many families, leftovers are key to solving the problem of "what's for dinner." Meals like pastas, soups, chili, and other home-cooked meals can...
24-Nov-2014 10:05 AM EST

New Technologies, Policies Spur Agricultural Innovations

Global visionary thinkers are mixing and matching technology both old and new to boost agricultural production sustainably in the years ahead: Drones that stream reams of crop data from farm fields. Mini aquaponics systems that can supply all of a...
19-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

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