IFTNEXT Food Disruptors

IFTNEXT Food Disruptors


Latest Episodes

Episode 31: Seafood Traceability
August 09, 2021

Since 2017, IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center has worked with the World Wildlife Fund to advance a unified framework by convening seafood companies and other relevant stakeholders as part of the G

Episode 30: Seeding the Future Challenge
May 07, 2021

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 he...

Episode 29: All About Food Safety Culture
April 07, 2021

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,

Episode 28: Spicing Up the Future of Food
March 07, 2021

With more and more people focusing on their health these days, it’s no surprise that consumers are looking to spice up their culinary selections. But long before they became a part of our creative recipes, herbs and spices have had a long history of be...

Episode 27: Understanding and Addressing Global Hunger
January 25, 2021

Today’s discussion includes Dr. William Moseley, a DeWitt Wallace Professor of geography and director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Dr. Barbara Burlingame,

Episode 26: Food Industry Trend Predictions for 2021
January 06, 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,

Episode 25: The New Dietary Guidelines
December 17, 2020

Today’s podcast is just in time for New Year’s resolutions because we’ll be talking about the upcoming 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans. While the new guidelines are expected to be announced by the end of the year,

Episode 24: Exploring the Gut Microbiome
December 07, 2020

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,

Episode 23: Food Safety Experts on Recalls, Coronavirus, Traceability, and more
September 15, 2020

September is National Food Safety Education Month and today, we’re joined by three food safety experts to explore the latest in foodborne illnesses, safety, and prevention. We’ll discuss the implications of food recalls, food safety and coronavirus,

Episode 22: Looking to the Future: Economic Practices, Technology, and Collaboration
May 21, 2020

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,