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Introducing the 2019 IFTNEXT Future Food Disruptor of the Year
Following a rigorous, three-part process spanning more than six months, five emerging, investment-ready startups pitched their innovations to a panel of judges as part of the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ competition at IFT19 in New Orleans. One was named the 2019 IFTNEXT Future Food Disruptor of the Year™ and another took home the People's Choice Award. Read more

5 Things I Learned as an IFT Board Member
Board member Bryson Bolton shares his experience as an IFT Board of Director and the impact it has had on his career and his greater understanding of IFT and its positive impact on the future of food. Read more

Help Address Food Waste and Food Insecurity: Increase Understanding of Date Labeling
According to the USDA, the amount of food wasted in the United States is estimated at 30-40 percent of the food supply, on the basis of 31 percent post-harvest food losses at the retail and consumer levels, which corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. Read more

Traceability and Transparency: Do you know where your seafood comes from?
We’ve all heard the headlines, ‘Is that fish the fish you think it is?’, ‘Fish fraud: What’s on the menu isn’t often what’s on your plate,’ etc. And it’s no wonder because not only is seafood one of the most consumed foods in the world, it is also one of the most difficult to trace, making transparency challenging even in some of the best of circumstances. These challenges also make seafood fraud easier. Read more

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