Episode 23: Food Safety Experts on Recalls, Coronavirus, Traceability, and more



September is National Food Safety Education Month and today, we’re joined by three food safety experts to explore the latest in foodborne illnesses, safety, and prevention. We’ll discuss the implications of food recalls, food safety and coronavirus, food traceability, and where food safety is headed. Let’s dive in.

Episode 22: Looking to the Future: Economic Practices, Technology, and Collaboration



The world we live in is in flux. On this podcast, we continue our conversation with IFT’s own Maria Velissariou and April Rinne on where they see the world going, particularly as it relates to food, economic practices, emerging technologies, and the importance of sustainability. We’ll discuss the future of work, the role of innovation in the food system, and the importance of collaboration across sectors.


Episode 21: Sustaining Our Global Food System: Our Role as Global Citizens



On this podcast, we discuss global connectedness, including the complexities of both economies and supply chains, as well as what it means to be a global citizen. Joining us in this discussion are Maria Velissariou and April Rinne.  We’ll explore the rapid changes taking place in the light of COVID-19 and explore what recent emerging trends could mean, particularly as it relates to work and the food system.


Episode 20: Trends & Consumer Behaviors in the time of COVID-19: Foodservice



With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global food system has been pulled into new and uncertain territory. New recommendations for personal and public safety, the global nature of the pandemic, and resulting shifts in consumer behavior have all contributed to this uncertainty. This episode of Food Disruptors is one of several that will explore the immediate and lasting effects that COVID-19 may have on the food industry. This episode is a continuation of how trends and consumer behaviors have changed due to COVID-19, with a specific focus on foodservice.


Episode 19: Trends & Consumer Behaviors in the time of COVID-19: Food Retail



With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global food system has been pulled into new and uncertain territory. New recommendations for personal and public safety, the global nature of the pandemic, and resulting shifts in consumer behavior have all contributed to this uncertainty. This episode of Food Disruptors is one of several that will explore the immediate and lasting effects that COVID-19 may have on the food industry. Today, we’re joined by experts who will discuss consumer behaviors under COVID-19 and projections on how these trends will impact the retail food space moving forward.


Episode 18: COVID-19: Implications for Food Manufacturing



With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global food system has been pulled into new and uncertain territory. New recommendations for personal and public safety, the global nature of the pandemic, and resulting shifts in consumer behavior have all contributed to this uncertainty. This episode of Food Disruptors explores the immediate and lasting effects that COVID-19 may have on the food industry.


Episode 17: Economic Impacts of African Swine Fever in the US



African Swine Fever is a hot topic in the food industry. ASF has spread over 50 countries, killing millions of hogs. This has a direct impact on pork prices, animal feed markets, imports/exports, and more. In this podcast, listeners will learn the economic impact of ASF to the US. They will learn about who is impacted and the global implications from Derrell Peel, the Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness at the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist at OSU.


Episode 16: Food Foundations Part 4 – Rooted in Smallholder Farmer and Nutrition Support: Grameen Foundation



‘Food Foundations’ is a play on words that highlights foundations that work on improving global food and agriculture. The focus is on how food science could improve lives by increasing food supplies, extending shelf life, improving packaging and storage, reducing post-harvest loss and consumer waste, integrating nutrition and agriculture, training and education, food safety, sustainable food systems, etc. Other aspects may also be covered, depending on the foundation’s specific work. This episode features Grameen Foundation


Episode 15: Beyond Clean Label: A Look at Functional Ingredients and Value-Added Nutrition



Clean label has been around for nearly ten years. And while it continues to be broadly discussed within the food industry, today, we’re going to go beyond the ‘marketing-speak’ to explore functional ingredients and value-added nutrition—a trend seemingly spurred by clean label and the increasing demands of mindful consumers. Featuring experts from Ingredion, Innova, and IFT, our latest podcast will examine the emergence of food with a purpose and feature insights about what this means for different generational groups, upcoming trends, the influence of global cultures, and how all of these factors impact future food innovation.


Episode 14: Why is there Rapid Expansion in the Alternative Protein Market?



There is a huge global movement of consumers seeking alternative protein options well beyond the vegetarian/vegan niche. While bean burgers and tofu have been popular for decades, the market for novel innovations from nut milks to cellular agriculture is on fire.  This IFTNEXT Food Disruption podcast  brings together experts from three different sectors to discuss the current and future state of the rapidly changing landscape in alternative proteins.  We’ll discuss plant-based, cell-based, and fermentation technologies and explore both the challenges and opportunities to bring new products to market for an increasingly diverse consumer base seeking new alternatives to their diets.

Speakers

  • Andrew Ive, Founder and GP of Big Idea Ventures and New Protein Fund
  • Lou Cooperhouse, President and CEO of Blue Nalu
  • Julie Mann, Global Protein Program Manager at Ingredion, Inc.

Host

  • Matt Teegarden, IFTNEXT Food Disruption Podcast Host and Nutrition Scientist at Abbott