SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - EuropeUS edition | APAC edition

News > Science

Read more breaking news

 

 
IFST Jubilee conference

IFST conference paints ‘multi-coloured’ picture of food industry

By Laurence Gibbons+

27-May-2014
Last updated on 27-May-2014 at 09:41 GMT2014-05-27T09:41:55Z

The IFST's Jubilee conference painted a multi-coloured picture of the food industry, Poole claimed

The IFST's Jubilee conference painted a multi-coloured picture of the food industry, Poole claimed

The Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Jubilee conference offered something for everyone involved in food production and research and painted a multi-coloured picture of the industry.

That’s the view of the IFST’s ceo Jon Poole in this exclusive video for FoodManufacture.co.uk.

“It’s been a pretty multi-coloured picture to be honest,” he added. “I think it’s been a really exciting day, we’ve seen talks and presentations on such a wide range of subjects, which is exactly what we wanted.”

Speakers covered topics such as nutrition, health, food safety, and supply chain and production challenges.

Solution not a problem

“It all kicked off with Celia Caulcott [director innovation and skills at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council], and what was great about her opening speech was that she really set the scene by providing a little snippet of everything around food science,” Poole said.

“Her message was that food science is not a problem, but part of the solution to the problems that we face around food and food supply and sustainability.”

Watch this video to find out why Poole believed the conference offered something for everyone, regardless of if you work in science, research, industry or were just starting your career.

Also find out why Poole said it was “critical” to have a strong representation from young people at the start of their careers in the industry at the conference.

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

A group of international scientists has identified the complex DNA sequence of Wild Emmer,...

What's the future of farming? It can only be agroecology, says Farms of the Future

What's the future of farming? It can only be agroecology, says Farms of the Future

Think of agriculture of the future and you may conjure up images of hydroponic...

Desert King banks on plantations for sustainable supply of quillaja and yucca

Desert King banks on plantations for sustainable supply of quillaja and yucca

Investing in quillaja and yucca plantations, rather than relying on wild harvests, will guarantee...

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

Does the future of sustainable eating lie in plant-meat blends?

Could be the future of sustainable eating be plant and meat protein blends? We...

DSM on bringing fermented stevia to Europe: 'There could be an advantage in being first'

DSM on bringing fermented stevia to Europe: 'There could be an advantage in being first'

DSM is seeking approval to sell fermented stevia in Europe. We caught up with the...

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next...

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth VP at IFT

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you...

Corbion's trans fat-free emulsifiers allow manufacturers to 're-engineer' cakes

Corbion's trans fat-free emulsifiers allow manufacturers to 're-engineer' cakes

"The conversion away from partially hydrogenated oils is really an opportunity to re-engineer cakes...

Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food, EverSweet, at IFT 2017

VIDEO: Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food: ‘All food is made of chemicals’

To many consumers, ‘processed food’ is just another term for ‘junk food.’ It’s hard...

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

Introducing jackfruit: The next big thing in plant-based meat alternatives?

Eric Evans

vice president of food service and industrial ingredients, The Jackfruit...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences...

UK sugar tax: The big questions

UK sugar tax: The big questions

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it...

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last...

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New technology like crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence computers is the future of risk assessment,...

Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?

Lab meat, plant proteins and insects: Which alternative proteins will feed the world?

The quest for alternatives to animal-derived proteins has led to a huge amount of...

Food firms should prepare for pre-recession spending

Prepare for pre-recession spend – top economist

Food manufacturers should prepare for a positive three years ahead, as the changing economy...

Creepy proteins will be hot

New proteins are creeping on trend

Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads...

Salt reduction not a priority for UK consumers: LoSalt survey

Salt reduction not a priority for UK consumers, finds LoSalt survey

Caroline Klinge

sales and marketing manager, LoSalt

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence wins 8m+ YouTube views

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence solution strikes YouTube gold with 8 million+ views

Mirabeau En Provence owner Stephen Cronk says the desire for a direct consumer connection...

Key Industry Events