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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Newswise Food Science Wire with IFT | Meeting Wire for 14-Jul-2015
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IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation

The IFT15 Meeting Wire contains press releases and highlights from the Institute of Food Technologists annual event, IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation held at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Copies of presentations and interviews with speakers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content as research presented at IFT15.

Media Contacts:
Mindy Weinstein, mweinstein@ift.org, 312-399-9779

Stephanie Callahan, scallahan@ift.org, 847-331-1963

Research Finds Diversifying Your Diet May Make Your Gut Healthier

A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to a lecture by Mark Heiman, vice president and chief scientific officer at MicroBiome Therapeutics, at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

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– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Futurist Mike Walsh: Food Producers Must Embrace Innovation to Succeed with Next Generation

The most successful food producers and manufacturers in the next decade will be the ones who harness the rapid advancements in science and technology to meet the demands of the first fully digital generation as they become adults, according to a July 13 keynote address by futurist Mike Walsh at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

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– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Insects May Be the Answer to Consumer Demand for More Protein

CHICAGO—The growing consumer demand for protein—and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock—could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

New Light Technology Helps Improve Food Safety

Light-based technologies are emerging as tools to enhance food shelf life and guard against food contaminants but more research needs to be done, warn food scientists at a July 13 panel discussion at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

China, Taiwan Strengthen Food Safety Laws

China and Taiwan have enhanced the powers of their Food and Drug Administrations to be more effective in ensuring food safety and guarding against food fraud, according to a July 13 panel discussion at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

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