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August 11, 2017 | News
The Professional Irish Women of Chicago (PIWOC) recently held their inaugural awards luncheon in celebration of Irish heritage and female leadership. Created by the Chicago Rose of Tralee Center, this event recognizes entrepreneurial women across nine different categories including Volunteer of the Year, Professional in Marketing & Events, and New Business of the Year.
August 2, 2017 | News
Kerry and Ginkgo Bioworks have announced a new technology partnership, working together to develop innovative ways to produce speciality enzymes for the food and beverage industry.
July 19, 2017 | News
While clean label can be classified as a “consumer health trend,” manufacturers are cognizant of the fact that consumers do not want to compromise on taste. As discussed in consumer insight presentations by market research firms like Mintel and Innova Market Insights, what consumers say they want and what they actually do are often at odds.
July 18, 2017 | News
If the featured sessions served to inspire attendees to look beyond consumer sentiment, the exhibitors on the show floor were prime examples of consumer trends in action. A walk through the IFT expo floor seemed to buoy the idea that the non-GMO movement is a passing fad (or at least a trend with a ceiling). The amount of booths dedicated toward non-GMO products and sourcing were demonstrably less than last year. That said, if non-GMO was the trend du jour of previous years, clean label took that mantle for 2017.
July 17, 2017 | News
While IFT encouraged attendees and presenters to “Go with Purpose”, many of the featured panels and presentations focused on closing the chasm between consumer perception and beneficial food technology. The expo kicked off with a discussion on “Processed Food: The Good, the Bad and the Science”, which was moderated by The Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel. The panel consisted of food and nutrition expert and consultant Richard Black, obesity expert Yoni Freedhoff, historian Rachel Laudan, and Cargill R&D vice-president Chris Mallett.