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Global Food Traceability Center Submits Comments on the Presidential Task Force Recommendations for Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

As part of its ongoing commitment to offering solutions for pressing food fraud issues, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) submitted written comments on how to most effectively implement the...
27-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Should Arsenic in Food Be a Concern?

The topic of arsenic in the U.S. diet has sparked considerable public interest following publication of an article in Consumer Reports magazine analyzing arsenic findings from fruit juices and rice products. In the January issue of Food Technology...
21-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Food Waste Challenge Provides Market Opportunities for Innovators

Approximately 133 billion pounds of food produced in the United States went uneaten in 2010 (Buzby, 2014). This adds up to a 31 percent food loss at both the retail and consumer levels and has far-reaching social, economic, and environmental...
21-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

New Fat-Fighting Tactics Show Promise for Combatting Global Obesity Epidemic

More than 2.1 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese and at risk for major chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart problems, reported McKinsey & Co. in a November 2014 analysis using data from the World Health Organization...
21-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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

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