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Jul 15, 2020

Anyone have a sunny disposition?

I'm looking to connect with other researchers (both public- and private-sector) who have an interest in sun drying and/or solar thermal technology. There are a few posters on this topic in the TRP, but I'd like to coalesce a group to elevate the profile of these technologies and enhance collaboration in this area. Possible outcomes include a session at next year's Annual Meeting and coordinated research projects. What are your interests in solar thermal technology and/or direct sun drying? If you already work in this space, what are your challenges? (P.S. - "Solar Thermal" = sunlight to heat, different from PV, which is sunlight to electricity.)
Jul 14, 2020

Organic food industry

So far, I haven't heard discussions regarding specifically certified organic food. It is a necessary component to a sustainable food future, and the consumer demand continues to grow. Is organic a priority for you and your company, and if not, why?
Jul 14, 2020

Making the Most of Your SHIFT20 Experience

Good morning! If you are wondering about how you can make the most of your experience during SHIFT20, check out the IFT Central post called "Getting Started: Introduction to the Food Expo, Sessions, and Networking at SHIFT20." It has a video overview of how you can navigate our event's virtual platform, find sessions and exhibitors, and connect and network with attendees. If you have any questions, about the platform, simply click on the chat icon in the lower right-hand corner of the window and one of our support team members will be glad to assist.
Jul 13, 2020

What about Post Covid

Hi to everybody.What do you think it will be change in our life after the Covid?What about food? Different consumer behaviours, food more healthy, at home preparation and consumption, food delivery......and more household appliances, more gym at home...What is your opinion?
Jul 13, 2020

Welcome to SHIFT20!

Hello everyone! We're so glad you could make it to our virtual event this year. If you haven't had a chance, be sure to watch today's President's Playlist with IFT President Pam Coleman, MBA, CFS and her guest José Miguel Aguilera, PhD, recipient of the 2020 Nicolas Appert Award.Which of today's sessions are on your personal playlist? Share them here!

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