Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger

Date:
October 15, 2012
Source:
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Summary:
In honor of World Food Day on October 16, 2012, the Institute of Food Technologists is highlighting the role of food science in environmental sustainability—a key component to solving the world's hunger problem.

In honor of World Food Day on October 16, 2012, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is highlighting the role of food science in environmental sustainability -- a key component to solving the world's hunger problem.

Over the past several decades, the food processing techniques developed by food scientists ensure that the resources required to produce raw food materials and ingredients for food manufacturing are used efficiently. While the modern food is system is capable of feeding nearly 7 billion people, there are still nearly one billion people that go hungry every day.

According to IFT's scientific review Feeding the World Today and Tomorrow: The Importance of Food Science and Technology (http://www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Read-IFT-Publications/Science-Reports/IFT-Scientific-Review-Feeding-the-World-Today-and-Tomorrow.aspx), "approximately 30 to 40 percent of raw food materials and ingredients are lost between the points of production and consumption. The magnitude of these losses is felt far greater in developing countries than industrialized countries."

This is why food scientists today are working harder than ever to develop new ways to further maximize the efficiency of food processing and its impact on the environment. In order to further communicate this concept, IFT is proud to unveil a new video (http://www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Learn-About-Food-Science/World-Without-Food-Science/Sustainability.aspx) discussing how food science and technology provide sustainable solutions throughout the food system.

"Food preservation and processing are what have helped us feed billions, but we have to come up with even newer technologies to feed the billions of people by 2050 ," said IFT President John Ruff. "As food scientists we are committed to further improving sustainability within the product lifecycle -- from sustainable ingredient sourcing, to product development, to waste management."

The World Without Food Science (http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/learn-about-food-science/world-without-food-science.aspx) is a public education campaign created by IFT to generate awareness of the role that food science plays in ensuring a nutritious, safe and abundant food supply. This awareness initiative is designed to help the public understand where their food comes from so they can make informed decisions about the food they eat every day. As part of this effort, IFT provides practical consumer tips at www.iftfoodfacts.org. For more information on the impact of food science on world hunger, visit IFT's World Food Day web page (http://www.ift.org/newsroom/world-food-day.aspx).


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). "World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 October 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121015182432.htm>.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). (2012, October 15). World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121015182432.htm
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). "World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121015182432.htm (accessed October 21, 2014).

Share This



More Science & Society News

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

CDC Revamps Ebola Guidelines After Criticism

CDC Revamps Ebola Guidelines After Criticism

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new protocols for healthcare workers interacting with Ebola patients. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Robots to Fly Planes Where Humans Can't

Robots to Fly Planes Where Humans Can't

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 21, 2014) Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots' humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials to Start a in January

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials to Start a in January

AP (Oct. 21, 2014) Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe in soon to start trials, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. (Oct. 21) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Portable Breathalyzer Gets You Home Safely

Portable Breathalyzer Gets You Home Safely

Buzz60 (Oct. 21, 2014) Breeze, a portable breathalyzer, gets you home safely by instantly showing your blood alcohol content, and with one tap, lets you call an Uber, a cab or a friend from your contact list to pick you up. Sean Dowling (@SeanDowlingTV) has the details. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Science & Society

Business & Industry

Education & Learning

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins