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Tamar Haspel, Washington Post columnist, moderates a discussion on how shifting diets to more plant-based food might impact the environment. Panelists include: Mary Christ-Erwin, Taylor Wallace, Adam Drewnowski, and Jessica Fanzo.

Kelly Hensel, senior digital editor of Food Technology magazine, chats with Nima, Bugeater Foods, and Quigistics about what they have learned and the challenges they face being start-ups in the food industry.
3D printing, a relatively new technology for producing novel foods, has caught the attention of a wide range of food professionals from culinary specialists to military feeding programs.

IFT and the Feeding Tomorrow Foundation have announced a new program called Food Technologists Without Borders to leverage the technical know-how of the IFT community to address critical global food needs.

Competition for entrepreneurs will culminate with a live business pitch session at IFT18.
Lauren Shimek, founder and CEO of Food.Tech.Design, and Charlotte Biltekoff, associate professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, drew a large crowd for their session “Design Thinking for Food” on Monday morning at the IFTNEXT stage. With a casual setting and interactive presentation, the session encouraged forward thinking and collaboration—exactly what IFTNEXT is all about.
Andrew Pelling began his featured presentation on Monday by telling a story about his younger self—an eager graduate student who was constantly designing experiments based on whatever sparked his curiosity. 
Join Dr. Lauren Shimek, Founder and CEO of Food.Tech.Design, and Dr. Charlotte Biltekoff, Associate Professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis for a flash demo of the design thinking tools for food innovation used in their groundbreaking course addressing the challenge of food waste. In this session we’ll go from problem statement to prototype in less than an hour and hear impact stories from food science students using these tools. Session will include a show and tell and on the spot rapid prototyping. About Dr. Biltkeoff- Dr. Biltekoff’s interdisciplinary research illuminates the values and beliefs that shape American eating habits. She is the author of Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health (Duke University Press, 2013). For more information visit