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EP 35: Global Food System Challenge, Business Skills in Food Science Curricula, Feeding the Food Science Talent Pipeline



The May episodes of Omnivore feature not-to-be-missed expert commentary on the latest food system innovations, challenges, and cutting-edge science. Katharina Diehl, scaling specialist at HarvestPlus, talks about the impact HarvestPlus’ work has had in Nairobi and what it plans to do with the Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge Grand Prize to scale the impact. Professor Anuradha Prakash talks about how to bring business skills into food science curricula through Chapman University’s dual MS/MBA program. IFT President-Elect Chris Daubert discusses the impact of the looming enrollment cliff on feeding the talent pipeline in the food sciences.  

Plus: This episode of Omnivore is brought to you by IFT’s Career Center. Whether you are looking for a new career opportunity or new talent for your team, IFT’s Career Center is the premier destination to help you find or fill a position in the science of food. Visit ift.org/careercenter to learn more. 


EP 34: Food Systems Changemaker, Additive Bans Conundrum, Battling Biofilms



Get the latest expert insights into the world of food science and technology in the April 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast, brought to you from Food Technology magazine. Taylor Quinn shares his experiences as he works to end hunger by providing low-cost, nutritious, and culturally relevant food to the lowest-income consumers. IFT’s technical services manager Renee Leber discusses the implications of the recent food additive bans for food manufacturers and product development and reformulation. Consulting food scientist Rick Stier offers practical advice on how to prevent biofilm formation in food processing plants. 

Plus: Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo. Accomplish a year’s worth of business, idea generation and career growth in just three days at IFT FIRST, July 14-17 in Chicago. Register today at www.iftevent.org! 

 


EP 33: Ag Futurist Robert Saik, Vickie Kloeris on NASA, @TheBlackFoodScientist Shares the Science



Get the latest expert insights into the world of food science and technology in the April 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast, brought to you from Food Technology magazine. Renowned agrologist Robert Saik discusses the ways that science and technology are critical if food production is to meet the needs of a fast-growing global population. IFT Past President Vickie Kloeris talks about her new book, which reflects on her time working at NASA. Brittany Towers Lewis, aka The Black Food Scientist, talks about how and why she got into making her popular Instagram and TikTok video series, Science in Sixty Seconds. Plus: Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo. Accomplish a year’s worth of business, idea generation and career growth in just three days at IFT FIRST, July 14-17 in Chicago. Register today to maximize your savings and capitalize on early bird pricing. Visit https://www.iftevent.org today! 


EP 32: Hurdling FSMA 204 Challenges, Tufts Cultured Meat Research, Australia Innovation Hotspot



Get fast-tracked into the world of the science of food with the March 2024 episodes of IFT’s Omnivore podcast. Dr. Jacob Bruun-Jensen, strategy principal, consumer industry with Monitor Deloitte, talks about the challenges of achieving compliance with FDA’s Food Traceability Rule. Director of science at Tufts Cellular Agriculture Commercialization Lab and entrepreneur-in-residence Andrew Stout explains his research on growth factors in bovine muscle cells and its impact on the cultured meat industry. Chris Downs, director of the Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) at the University of Queensland, in Australia, shares why Australia is a hot spot of food system innovation in areas including seaweed, precision fermentation, agricultural robotics, and more. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 31: Alternative Snacks, Understanding Sensory Science, A Positive Approach to Food Science



Get fast-tracked into the world of the science of food with the March 2024 episodes of IFT’s Omnivore podcast. Amy Marks-McGee, founder of consultancy Trendincite, discusses the drivers behind the growth of alternative snacks and where the category is headed in coming years. Danielle van Hout, PhD, president of Aigora, a consulting company, explains what sensory scientists do and how their work has evolved. Consultant Kantha Shelke discusses how a positive approach to food science and product innovation can flip the perceptions of wary consumers. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 30: PFAS, BVO and Heavy Metals, Oh My!, Social Media for Product Development, Shark Tank Primetime Tips



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and top innovators in the food industry in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast. 

IFT’s Tracy Fink talks about risk management and best practices in mitigating chemical hazards, including PFAS, BVO, and heavy metals. Andrew Csicsila, partner and managing director for AlixPartners, shares his insights and advice on how food and beverage companies can use social media and AI to find white spaces for new product development. Ori Zohar, Shark Tank contestant and co-CEO of single-origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, dishes on takeaways from pitching on the show and how to make the most it if your company gets the producer’s call. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 29: 2024 Consumer Trends, Chef Spike Mendelsohn on Good Eating, The Soil-Nutrition Connection



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and the industry insiders who bring the know-how in the February 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast. 

Trends expert Dr. Liz Sloan shares her take on some of the year’s biggest changes in consumer behavior and how they will play out in the marketplace. Chef Spike Mendelsohn discusses how he shifted his focus to food policy advocacy and planet-friendly eating. Plant nutrition researcher Robert Beelman talks about the undervalued connection between soil health and nutrition. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 28: FDA Talks Traceability, Part 2, Achieving Gender Equity



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue. Angela Dodd, founder of Females in Food, shares her passion for the work of accelerating the careers of women in the food community. FDA’s Adam Friedlander and IFT’s Blake Harris serve up another exclusive extended segment on the agency’s final Food Traceability Rule, what tech-enabled traceability means and how to plan for it, and steps companies can take to prepare themselves and their supply chains for compliance, just two years away. 

Plus: Hear from our January episodes sponsor, iTi Tropicals, the leading supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America. With products like passion fruit, guava, acerola, coconut water and more, the possibilities with iTi Tropicals are endless. View the full line of fruit purees, juices and juice concentrates or request a free sample at ititropicals.com. 


EP 27: What Consumers Want 2024, Reaching Net Zero, Blue Nalu’s Lou Cooperhouse on Innovation



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue. Darren Seifer offers a data-based analysis of what food and beverage companies should expect to see from consumers in 2024. Journalists Dale Buss and Kayt Sukel share their insights from reporting on the four-part net zero article series for Food Technology magazine. BlueNalu founder and CEO Lou Cooperhouse, who has been riding the wave of food industry innovation for more than 40 years, talks about why his latest venture will produce a sea change in the seafood category, for consumers and for the planet. 

 

Plus: Hear from our January episodes sponsor, iTi Tropicals, the leading supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America. With products like passion fruit, guava, acerola, coconut water and more, the possibilities with iTi Tropicals are endless. View the full line of fruit purees, juices and juice concentrates or request a free sample at ititropicals.com. 


EP 26: The Art of Science Communication, Josh Tetrick on Cultivated Meat, IFT FIRST Pitch Competition Winner, Disruption in the Backseat



In this “Best of 2023” episode of Omnivore, Food Technology revisits the top food science and thought leader interviews of the year. Science communication expert Laura Lindenfeld explains how theatrical improv can help scientists break down barriers and better covey complex ideas. Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just, chats about all things cultivated meat, including the recent milestone sales and the challenges that still lie ahead. Paola Delgado, chief operating officer at Helaina and winner of the 2023 IFT FIRST Pitch Competition, discusses the company’s use of precision fermentation. Rabobank senior consumer foods analyst Tom Bailey talks about what’s ahead for the food industry as we move out of the “age of disruption.” Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp.