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Episode 30: Seeding the Future Challenge



This year, the Seeding the Future Foundation is funding the first annual Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge, which aims to inspire and support passionate, diverse and multidisciplinary teams to create game-changing innovations that will help transform the food system to be more sustainable, make healthier diets more accessible, and empower consumers to make choices benefitting both, personal and planetary health. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is proud to officially launch the Challenge, and applications will open on June 7.


Episode 29: All About Food Safety Culture



In this podcast, we discuss food safety culture, including how food safety culture is established, measured, and how they are expected to change in light of ongoing advancements in food science and policy. Our guests include Hugo Gutierrez, Global Food Safety and Quality Officer for Kerry, and Bob Gravani, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Director Emeritus of the National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program at Cornell University.

Episode 26: Food Industry Trend Predictions for 2021



Today’s podcast features Kelly Hensel, IFT’s senior digital editor, and John Ruff, IFT’s Chief Science and Technology Officer. We’ll be discussing a few of the major trends that both Food Technology Magazine’s editorial team as well as IFT’s Science, Policy, and Innovation team expect to play a major role in 2021.
Tags: IFTNEXT, podcast, food business trends, consumer and marketplace trends

Episode 24: Exploring the Gut Microbiome



While studies of human gut flora have taken place for decades, scientists have only recently started to dissect the complex relationship between the microbiome, diet, immune functioning, and overall health. As knowledge on the microbiome develops, recent research suggests that the flora in our guts could influence our risk for disease including obesity, neurological disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disease, and sleep disorders, to name a few. Today, we’ll dive into the gut microbiota with two experts, exploring the impact of diet on our gut and how the bugs in our gut promote proper immune function and overall health.