Dispatches from IFT

Nanotech, termite diets and antioxidants in Anaheim

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By The FoodNavigator team in Anaheim

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Nanotech, termite diets and antioxidants in Anaheim
In this podcast, our journalists share their thoughts on what caught their eye during the last day of the IFT show in Anaheim, California.

Combating malnutrition in developing countries with the aid of diets including fermented termites featured among the show highlights of Jess Halliday. The research was formed by a student competition which was showcased at the show.

Stephen Daniells was impressed by the Scientific Symposia and selected the need to standardize antioxidant materials testing. Bold claims that stevia has revolutionized sweetness also caught his attention.

Nanotechnology fired the interest of Caroline Scott-Thomas. Her attention was caught by warnings that, unless its introduction was properly planned and regulated, nanotech could present as many problems as asbestos.

Mike Stones was excited by the potential of nanotechnology to safeguard food quality and quantity through its anti-microbial properties. He was also impressed by the IFT Cares Initiative which recruited IFT volunteers to help distribute food to some of the poorest people in the nation’s thirteenth richest state.

Watch out for more text, audio and video reports from the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo on our websites.

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