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IFT Sci Dish

Ensuring a safe, nutritious, and sustainable global food supply requires scientific rigor, creative problem-solving, and shared knowledge to not only address today’s challenges but to also identify opportunities for future innovation. The IFT Sci Dish podcast brings together unique perspectives from multiple disciplines to thoughtfully discuss topics and insights impacting our global food system. Whether it’s showcasing scientific advancements, sharing research and discoveries, or providing insightful resources to advance your career and the science of food profession, you’ll get it all with the IFT Sci Dish podcast.

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EP 25: The EPA’s Recipe for Food Sustainability
Join podcast host Matt Teegarden and guest Claudia Fabiano from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they discuss food waste management. In this episode, we explore the collaborative efforts from the EPA, USDA, and FDA in formulating a national strategy to halve food loss and waste by 2030. Discover the innovative funding programs, educational … Continue reading EP 25: The EPA’s Recipe for Food Sustainability →
35:43 4/30/24
Episode 24:The Sweet Side of Toxicology: Exploring the Safety of Artificial Sweeteners
Low and no-calorie artificial sweeteners have a long and controversial history. Originally developed to reduce caloric intake, these sugar substitutes have become a hot topic for consumers. Join host Bruce Perkins and guest experts, Drs. Gavin Thompson, Ray Matula, and Jim Coughlin, as they unravel the intricacies of artificial sweetener safety. Beginning with a look … Continue reading Episode 24:The Sweet Side of Toxicology: Exploring the Safety of Artificial Sweeteners →
50:00 11/9/23
Episode 23: DEI’s Role in Supporting a Sustainable Food Ecosystem
Join host Matt Teegarden and guest speakers Erica Jenkins, Emma Topps, and Kurt Callaghan as they explore the interconnections between accessibility and the future of the food ecosystem. Discover how Ingredion leverages diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), supplier diversity and well-being, pipeline programs, and community-driven initiatives to drive innovative solutions within their organization, helping create … Continue reading Episode 23: DEI’s Role in Supporting a Sustainable Food Ecosystem →
27:26 7/11/23
Episode 22: Plastic on Your Plate: Exploring the Effects of Micro & Nano Plastics on our Health and Food
Plastics have been a popular choice for food packaging for a considerable time, but the resulting accumulation of non-biodegradable plastic waste has caused growing concern about its detrimental effects on both the environment and human health. In this enlightening discussion, our host Bruce Perkin and guest speakers Dr. Maya Al Sid Cheikh from the University … Continue reading Episode 22: Plastic on Your Plate: Exploring the Effects of Micro & Nano Plastics on our Health and Food →
40:58 4/12/23
Episode 21: Sensory Science Series- “Fast & Early” – An approachable path to the valuable consumer voice- Part 2
This is the second podcast in a sensory sciences series in collaboration with the Sensory & Consumer Sciences Division. Host Bruce Perkin and guest speakers Becky Bleibaum and Anna Leachman will be discussing tools to get rapid and reliable consumer feedback on products. This conversation highlights the advantages of consumer research, what consumer acceptance is … Continue reading Episode 21: Sensory Science Series- “Fast & Early” – An approachable path to the valuable consumer voice- Part 2 →
38:56 2/16/23
Episode 20: Sensory Science Series- “Culinary Quantitative Description Analysis QDA” – New data from an old tool- Part 1
This podcast is the first episode in a Sensory Sciences series in collaboration with the Sensory & Consumer Sciences Division. Join host Bruce Perkin and speakers Becky Bleibaum and Heather Thomas as they discuss Quantitative Description Analysis (QDA.) QDA is a sensory tool that was developed in the mid-1970s to correct perceived problems with flavor … Continue reading Episode 20: Sensory Science Series- “Culinary Quantitative Description Analysis QDA” – New data from an old tool- Part 1 →
30:46 2/10/23
Episode 19: Bird Flu – Sorting Fact from Fiction
Bird Flu is a term that is used to describe the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The first instance of HPAI in 2022 was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Indiana on February 3 and since then, over 50 cases have been identified across 17 states, in both commercial and backyard flocks. The records … Continue reading Episode 19: Bird Flu – Sorting Fact from Fiction →
29:17 10/12/22
Episode 18: Alternative Meat and a More Sustainable Food System
Join the Sustainable Food Systems Division along with host Bruce Perkins and guest speaker Sue Klapholz as they discuss her passion about addressing climate change by moving away from animal agriculture, while ensuring nutrition and public health are not compromised. In addition to sharing her passions Sue shares her insights as one of the original … Continue reading Episode 18: Alternative Meat and a More Sustainable Food System →
29:11 9/12/22
Episode 17: Wellness Flavors: Exploring new taste profile category emerging in 2022
Ancient grains have become a buzzword in the food and nutrition industries – and there’s a reason that humankind has cultivated and utilized these grains for centuries. AB InBev founded EverGrain to explore the potential of an ancient grain it knows better than anyone else – barley – and how through upcycling, it could eventually … Continue reading Episode 17: Wellness Flavors: Exploring new taste profile category emerging in 2022 →
37:43 6/2/22
Episode 16: Starting Your Career in the Food Space
Are you looking to start a career in the food space? Join Bruce Perkin, Armetha Pihlstrom (Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms) and Dr. Owen Carryl (Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International) as they discuss tips and tricks on how to nurture your career! Learn tips … Continue reading Episode 16: Starting Your Career in the Food Space →
52:31 5/18/22

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