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Science Meets Food

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

By: Emily Wolter  Texas Tech University made a “Dippin’ Dots” look-alike, appropriately called “Raider Dots”, and served them up to all of the inquiring minds at the Animal and Food Science Department’s annual back-to-school event, Ag Fest. Veterans of...
By: Shivangi Kelkar Recently, I got in touch with an alumnus from my university, Shriram Paranjpe, now a scientist at McCormick and Company, a leading supplier of spices in the USA. He was planting chives in his balcony garden,...
By: Bethany Richardson To help raise money for the various activities the Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Association (FSHN GSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign hosts during the year, a bake sale was hosted on Halloween.  Baked goods were...
By: Thomas Siebertz If you’re like me and can’t get enough food science information, you should definitely check out the podcast “Food Safety Talks”, available as a free download through iTunes. The hosts are Ben Chapman, Assistant Professor and...
By: Thomas Siebertz According to a CNN article by Tom Levitt, meat grown in a lab will someday become a reality. The article explains that scientist Gabor Forgacs is working on producing meat for human consumption by taking cells...
By: Emily Del Bel Have you ever had trouble explaining your major to your family and friends? I think that it was about a year into my program before my family stopped asking what kind of food I’d learned...