Institute of Food Technologists

How olive oil is processed

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. Archeological evidence shows that olive oil was produced as early as 4000 BC. Besides food, olive oil was used historically for medicine, lamp fuel, soap, ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Other
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Insects as the food of the future

As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet's resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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What you need to know about GMOS and GM crops

Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods and ingredients made available with the techniques of modern biotechnology have recently been dominating food and agriculture news coverage in the United States. Food Technology ...

dateJan 20, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Amaranth seeds may prevent chronic diseases

The tiny seed of an amaranth grain may be able to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to a review of existing research in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Color and texture matter most when it comes to tomatoes

A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), evaluated consumers' choice in fresh tomato selection and revealed which characteristics make the red fruit most appealing.

dateOct 21, 2014 in Other
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When it comes to how pizza looks, cheese matters

Most consumers have an idea what they want their pizza slice to look like. Golden cheese with that dark toasted-cheese color scattered in distinct blistery patches across the surface with a bit of oil glistening in the valleys. ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Other
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Nine emerging trends in pet food

Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013).

dateJul 21, 2014 in Other
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