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    Today, the United States spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to reduce food waste.Click here to read IFT Achievement Awardee Edward Hirschberg’s solution for how we can address food loss due to poor transportation and storage. Link available in bio or copy/paste this link: http://bit.ly/IFTFoodWaste Today, we are celebrating women in science for International Women's Day! The International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. These particular five women have been at the forefront of some of today’s most complex and controversial scientific issues including genetic engineering and lab-grown meat. In addition to highlighting their work, these interviews explore the influence of gender in food and science. Click link in bio #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday #womeninstem #foodscience http://hubs.ly/H06wKB60 Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. Fruits and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food. What can we do with spilled, wilted, blemished produce? Click here to read IFT Achievement Awardee Edward Hirschberg’s solution for bringing life back to the "ugly" lettuce. Link available in bio or copy and paste the following to view solution: http://bit.ly/IFTFoodWaste #Repost @hanna_instruments ・・・
The Hanna Texas team had a great time at @iftfoodscience's Lunch & Learn at @nasajohnson on 2/23. Hanna USA proudly sponsored this event featuring a talk by @nasa scientist Dr. Shannon Walker, a tour of the food lab facility, and behind-the-scenes tour of Mission Control! Thank you again to IFT and NASA for an incredible event.


Welcome to Food Technology’s ePerspective—a venue where our authors and experts will deliver insight into the sometimes chaotic food industry. Consider it your go-to source for the inside track on late-breaking industry issues.

ePerspective is a place to share ideas and thoughts on industry issues using the timeliest vehicle possible—the Web. Check back often, because our experts will be posting regularly.

If there’s a topic out there you feel we need to address, let us know. You can email ideas to bswientek@ift.org or khensel@ift.org. After all, the whole point of this is to give you a venue to voice your thoughts on the latest food-related happenings and, hopefully, gain insight from others’ perspectives.

0109cover_thumbFood Technology Magazine
IFT’s monthly magazine addressing all facets of food science and technology. Its timely, in-depth coverage includes the latest research developments, industry news, and consumer product innovations.

Food Technology pursues issues that are critical to the industry, providing a “first point of reference” for best practices, reports, and applications. No other publication provides such breadth and depth on all aspects of food science and technology. Food industry professionals turn to Food Technology first for news about product development, innovations, ingredients, R&D, processing, and packaging.

ift1Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government.

IFT publishes various resources for the food industry, including Food Technology and the Journal of Food Science. IFT also conducts the world’s largest annual convention on food grown, processed, manufactured, distributed, and eaten worldwide: the IFT Annual Meeting & Food ExpoSM.

As the authoritative voice of food science and technology, IFT contributes to public policy and opinion at national, state, and local levels. IFT’s Office of Science, Communications, and Government Relations advocates the scientific perspective on food science and technology issues.

Through the IFT Foundation , IFT supports programs such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, science-based communications to media and policy makers, career guidance programs, and food science awards.

2 Responses

  1. Hi..I am a food technologist from India. Looking forward to higly intereactive Eperspective.

  2. I’m curious to know how the blog is going in terms of a dialogue.
    I’m working on a freelance project looking at Social Media in the food ingredient B2B industry and your insights would be very valuable.
    What I have found is that this industry is regarded as old school and still a little behind on social media, still relying mostly on traditional ways.

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