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.
More and more consumers are gravitating toward increased consumption of plant-based foods, and health and diet research supports the many benefits of doing so.
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.
The IFT17 screening of Food Evolution drew an enthusiastic audience response. The film uses the debate around GMOs to further the dialogue about the role of science in the food system.
To ensure the world population is fed with healthy foods produced with only minimal effect on the environment, a long-term, intensified effort is needed on all levels, including: country-led transformation, global cooperation, and community action. In this session, we will underline and highlight the underlying causes for food loss along the value chain and introduce opportunities at a global scale to reduce food loss and waste and improve the sustainability of food chains from farm to fork. The speakers selected for this symposium, one from the industry, one from government, and two from academia, will share their experience and knowledge of what is currently done on the industry and research sides to tackle the challenges introduced.
The symposium is being organized and moderated by Dr. Robert Sevenich (Technische Universität Berlin), Dr. Pablo Juliano (CSIRO-Australia) and Myriam Loeffler (Universität Hohenheim).
This session will provide the audience with historical, current, and future research on the business of utilizing insects as viable food ingredients for both feeding the world and providing new functional and nutritional options for the food industry.