Feeding the Minds
that Feed the World

Members are at the heart of all we do. We help them enhance their careers and make greater contributions to their organizations.

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A scientific community

with vision

IFT is a forum for passionate food professionals and students to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world.

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Be a part of a community of scientific scholars, visionaries, and innovators dedicated to advancing the science of food to feed our planet now and into the future.



IFT’s community extends to over 90 countries providing countless opportunities to network, learn, and knowledge share.

"What I find to be most valuable about my IFT membership is that I have the opportunity to engage with so many amazing food professionals, and to really contribute to the future of food science."

- Sarah Kirkmeyer
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"IFT has always given me a community, and it’s a multi-disciplinary community. I don’t have to know everything—what I have to do is know the people who know everything, and that’s what happens through IFT. It’s just a wonderful network!"

- Chris Findlay, Chairman , Compusense
Chris Findlay

"IFT is like one big, huge family. Everyone here has a way of making you feel welcome and making you feel like you belong. And that’s one of the things that I appreciate in recent years is that IFT is where I belong."

- Shantrell Willis
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Events Not to Miss right arrow

Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist

Chicago, Illinois, United States

WNYIFT Food Industry Expo

Rochester, New York, United States


Food Traceability and Blockchain Technology: Revolutionizing Food Security

Podcast Episode 3


R&D Initiatives that Stand to Change the Future of Food

Podcast Episode 7


"IFT is looking into the future of food, and I believe we are at the forefront of that. There are things that we will talk about and that we will learn about here long before they get into the general population, and I think that we are at the advanced edges of science."

- Chris Findlay, IFT Member ,

IFT—A catalyst for innovation and positive change

Across the learning continuum, IFT is dedicated to the advancement of food science and innovation.

Learning Opportunities

9+ billion

Estimated global population
to feed by 2050

Why food science?

Science and scientists hold the key to solving our planet's food crisis.

Why IFT?

IFT provides the global food community resources, networks, and education to meet and anticipate the growing needs of our global food system.


Traceability and Transparency: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) provides the global food industry resources and solutions to help improve food safety, diminish risk, avert devastating health consequences, and economic loss to the food system.

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