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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 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. 

EP 14: The Art of Science Communication, Citrus Greening Disease, Organic Acid Redux

In the June episodes of Omnivore, Food Technology magazine’s award-winning editors bring you into the room with a not-to-be-missed line-up of food scientists and industry thought leaders. Science communication expert Laura Lindenfeld explains how theatrical improv can help scientists break down barriers and better covey complex ideas. Researchers Anne Plotto and Matthew Mattia describe their efforts to overcome the impact of citrus greening disease by developing orange tree hybrids that produce fruit that is both delicious and disease resistant. While there are a lot of benefits organic acids bring to the product formulation and processing table, as microbiologist Erdogan Ceylan tells us, there are a few watchouts when applying these compounds to different food matrices. Plus: Find out how Kalsec’s DuraShield Natural Food Protection Blends help extend shelf life while keeping your meat or poultry product’s label clean.