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EP 38: Food as a Healing Agent for Change, Food As Medicine, IFT FIRST Preview



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and technology in the June 2024 episode of the Omnivore podcast. Tambra Raye Stevenson shares her thoughts on the role women can play in promoting health and why we need a food bill of rights. Instacart’s Beatrice Abiero talks about her company’s efforts to turbocharge the food as medicine movement. Jacqueline Beckley talks about what attendees can expect at this year’s IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo, July 14-17, 2024. Plus: This episode of Omnivore is brought to you by Almond Board of California. Almonds offer endless possibilities for innovation. Visit Almonds.com/Trends to learn more.


EP 37: The Future of Product Innovation, Kelp in the Culinary Landscape, The Wonderful World of Fermentation



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and technology in the June 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast. Jeff Grogg, managing director of JPG Resources, shares what he sees as a necessary reset to new product innovation and which categories are ripe for disruption. Chef Matt Haight of Atlantic Sea Farms talks about the nutritional benefits of kelp and how he is working this ingredient into his recipes. Former IFT President Dr. Cindy Stewart says we can positively impact the future of the global food supply by further leveraging traditional fermentation processes. Plus: This episode of Omnivore is brought to you by Almond Board of California. Almonds offer endless possibilities for innovation. Visit Almonds.com/Trends to learn more.


EP 36: Exploring ‘Nutrition’s Dark Matter,’ EPR Packaging Hits the U.S., Naandi Foundation on GFSC



The May episodes of Omnivore feature not-to-be-missed expert commentary on the latest food system innovations, challenges, and cutting-edge science. Biotech entrepreneur Sofia Elizondo discusses the untapped power and potential of bioactive compounds, which she describes as “the dark matter of nutrition.” Packaging expert Claire Koelsch Sand provides insight into Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging, an environmental policy approach gaining traction in the U.S., and ways that brands can best prepare for implementing these food- and packaging waste reduction programs. Rohini Mukherjee talks about the Naandi Foundation and how they are planning to use their grand prize winnings from the Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge.

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 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.