IFT19 Rundown

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Upcycling: A Big Food problem with a startup solution?; Beyond the burger: A look at the building blocks used to make better plant-based meat; Virtual reality demo shows how location can impact taste; How food makers can overcome the clean label 'trust gap'

IFT19 Rundown

Conference Edition | June​ 10,​ 2019

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Editor's Note


After three busy days — and countless samples of ice cream, smoothies and snack food — IFT19 is a memory. As always, the show put on display what's new and next in the industry.


This year at IFT, there was a lot of talk about upcycling, the process of turning food byproducts that would be discarded into new products. Improving the ingredients and methods to make plant-based meat was also a major topic as the space grows in popularity and power. Conference sessions also addressed harnessing the clean label trend and discovering tomorrow's trends today.


This was my first IFT, and it was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the industry and make connections with the people driving the future. I hope you enjoy our look at this year's conference. As always, thanks for reading!


Megan Poinski
Senior Editor, Food Dive
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Overheard at the show

"Consumers are feeling betrayed by companies with all the recalls and foodborne illnesses. Clean label is a way to regain that trust."
– Roberto Salas, principal researcher, IFF

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Parting thought

Panels about cannabis and CBD were standing room only at IFT19. Could this be where the future of food is headed? Chatter about the topic points to yes, even if companies — big and small — are unsure how to wade into the space. Federal regulations still need to be figured out, and very few exhibitors on the show floor were experimenting with the concept.

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