10 episodes

Ensuring a safe, nutritious, and sustainable global food supply requires scientific rigor, creative problem-solving, and shared knowledge to not only address today’s challenges but to also identify opportunities for future innovation. The IFT Sci Dish podcast brings together unique perspectives from multiple disciplines to thoughtfully discuss topics and insights impacting our global food system. Whether it’s showcasing scientific advancements, sharing research and discoveries, or providing insightful resources to advance your career and the science of food profession, you’ll get it all with the IFT Sci Dish podcast.

IFT Sci Dish Institute of Food Technologists

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    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

Ensuring a safe, nutritious, and sustainable global food supply requires scientific rigor, creative problem-solving, and shared knowledge to not only address today’s challenges but to also identify opportunities for future innovation. The IFT Sci Dish podcast brings together unique perspectives from multiple disciplines to thoughtfully discuss topics and insights impacting our global food system. Whether it’s showcasing scientific advancements, sharing research and discoveries, or providing insightful resources to advance your career and the science of food profession, you’ll get it all with the IFT Sci Dish podcast.

    Episode 17: Wellness Flavors: Exploring new taste profile category emerging in 2022

    Episode 17: Wellness Flavors: Exploring new taste profile category emerging in 2022

    Ancient grains have become a buzzword in the food and nutrition industries – and there’s a reason that humankind has cultivated and utilized these grains for centuries. AB InBev founded EverGrain to explore the potential of an ancient grain it knows better than anyone else – barley – and how through upcycling, it could eventually unlock an opportunity to reform the food sector’s approach to nutrition and sustainability. Through innovations from the EverGrain team, upcycled barley is the only source of plant-based protein at scale that can deliver high levels of nutrition, a low carbon footprint, and optimal taste and functionality in product development. During this podcast, you’ll hear from some key members of EverGrain’s showing how upcycled barley protein can truly revolutionize the plant-based market.

    • 37 min
    Episode 16: Starting Your Career in the Food Space

    Episode 16: Starting Your Career in the Food Space

    Are you looking to start a career in the food space? Join Bruce Perkin, Armetha Pihlstrom (Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms) and Dr. Owen Carryl (Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International) as they discuss tips and tricks on how to nurture your career! Learn tips and tricks on how to stand out in the job market, what companies are looking for in a candidate, the importance of internships, your digital footprint and more. During this episode discover how you go the extra mile during the recruitment process. In addition to tips and tricks join an important conversation about DEI in the work space.

    • 52 min
    Episode 15: Supplier Solutions: Virginia Dare

    Episode 15: Supplier Solutions: Virginia Dare

    Wellness and personal health is on our minds now more than ever. That is why Virginia Dare has named Wellness Flavors the most influential taste trend of 2022, as physical and mental health takes priority and becomes the dominant driver behind new product launches and consumer goods. During this episode, host Bruce Perkins, Philip Caputo (Virginia Dare) who leads marketing and consumer insight development, and Robert Verdi (Virginia Dare) Vice President of Business Development discuss what we see as some of the most intriguing functionally-inspired taste profiles emerging, and the inherent therapeutic properties or associations they carry. To learn more about Virginia Dare please click here. ( https://www.virginiadare.com)

    • 33 min
    Episode 14: A look into Cold Plasma Technology

    Episode 14: A look into Cold Plasma Technology

    Join host Bruce Perkin and guest Dr. Brendan A. Niemira as they examine and explain cold plasma technology. Listen in to find out advantages cold plasma has over traditional methods, the environmental impact, benefit of cold plasma and food packaging, food preservation and more. Dr. Niemira has also reached out to a grower cooperator to build a large rig for spraying plasma-activated water directly onto growing crops.

    • 40 min
    Episode 13: Hacking Food Waste: A follow-up with IFT Student Competition Winners

    Episode 13: Hacking Food Waste: A follow-up with IFT Student Competition Winners

    Join host Bruce Perkins to learn more about the student group who won the Don’t Spoil It! An International Digital Hackathon in March 2021. The students share their motivations for joining the competition, the benefits from the competition, how they overcame obstacles, what they are currently working on and more.

    Marcela Silva: Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School, Nigel Kang: University of Minnesota, Sofia Sierra Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School, Fawaz Bagoudou: Shinshu University, Chandrima Shrivastava: Empa

    • 35 min
    Episode 12: A CRISPR Food Future

    Episode 12: A CRISPR Food Future

    Did you know it has been over 30 years since genetically modified crops were introduced for consumption? In this episode, guest Dr. Haven Baker joins us to talk about a relatively new form of gene editing technology called Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, or CRISPR. Listen in to find out how CRISPR repairs faulty genes, benefits farmers, improves crop diversity, and more.

    Haven Baker co-founded Pairwise and serves as Chief Business Officer. Haven is the former Senior Vice President / General Manager of Simplot Plant Sciences, where he led the team that launched the innovative, non-browning Innate® potato. He holds a PhD in chemistry from Northeastern University, an MBA from Harvard University, and a BS in biomedical engineering from Yale University.

    • 35 min

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