To SMF Readers and Student Writers

Thank you for your readership and support of Science Meets Food, the official student-run blog of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA).

We’ve been proud to provide our student community with informative and entertaining content, and are always looking for more efficient and effective ways to do so. With that in mind, IFTSA will be officially closing publication of the Science Meets Food blog on March 20, 2024. Student writers will now contribute to IFT’s official Brain Food Blog and the digital edition of Food Technology magazine, giving your voice a wider platform in the IFT community. Check out a student writer’s contribution on Brain Food Blog and reach out to iftsa.smf@gmail.com to learn how you can contribute.

We’ll also continue to share resources and information valuable to food science students on our Instagram page. Follow us there to stay in the loop on the latest industry news, trends, and opportunities for students.



Welcome to Science Meets Food!

A little about us…

We’re a group of passionate, food-loving scientists who are eagerly spreading the message that science and food are still on friendly terms with each other.

And we happen to love to write (a winning combination).

At Science Meets Food, our interests span the gamut. We share articles ranging from the chemistry of chili peppers to the scientific history of ancient cuisine. We keep our student readers up to date on current food trends and the food industry.

(And we might even post a recipe or two.)

Join us every week as we break down the science of food together! We love to chat, so post your comments and send us your emails. We’d love to hear from you!

We’re proud to be part of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA), the premier professional society for students studying the science and technology of food.

P.S. Want to get to know the team a little better? Click our Meet The Authors page!

P.P.S If you have a great idea for an article and want to contribute on a purely voluntary basis (no cross-promotions, sponsored posts, or posts with back links, we’re serious!), head on over to our Contact Us page, follow the directions (so we know you’re reading), and send us a message, short and sweet.

We’re all excited to know your thoughts!