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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 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.