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.
In this symposium, we will discuss the dietary protein requirements of humans throughout growth, development, and aging and ask several important questions, such as: Are proteins derived from plant sources nutritionally adequate with respect to their amino acid composition and bioavailability? What role can plant proteins play in meeting the dietary protein requirements of humans throughout life? How is protein quality rated and why and when do protein quality ratings matter? What are the regulatory challenges faced by industry in the marketing of foods containing plant proteins?
This topic is relevant to food industry professionals looking for innovations, development pipeline context, and competitive advantages, as well as researchers searching for alignment of their research to new packaging technologies. This session is co-sponsored by the Food Science and Technology Honorary Society Phi Tau Sigma.