Almost 100% of plastic food packaging is petroleum based. Bio-derived polymers can change this. Learn more about Bio-derived and - based polymers in IFT's Food Technology July issue . Gordon L. Robertson and I enjoyed collaborating on the column!
Don’t miss my top 10 Takeaways from my summer travels – including IAPRI and IFT conferences. Watch the video>
September 9-12, 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota Packaging and Shelf-Life
Learn more on the impacts of packaging moving from supply chain specific communication, in which different labels are used by manufacturers, distributors, consumers, retailers, and post-consumer handlers to multifunctional packaging. Benefits of multifunctional intelligent packaging in meeting sustainability goals, consumer personalization needs and building brands are shared with an emphasis on decreasing food waste and building the capability to collect and sort packaging. Learn More>
September 26-27, 2018 Mexico City, Mexico TRENDS AND INNOVATION: A future of food packaging with greater value
This talk will set the pattern to differentiate currently applied food packaging technologies and their potential, and will share a guide to start building actions that will achieve a more valuable food packaging. Learn more>
October 23-27, 2018 Mumbai, India New Packaging Materials to Address Sustainability Sustainable packaging and its role in reducing food waste
Delivering sustainable packaging and protecting food to avoid food waste is a balancing act that was a bit askew and is recalibrating with much promise. Meaningful increases in sustainable packaging and decreases in food waste are attainable by reconsidering the value chain processes that define how food gets from farm to fork. Value chain agility will be used to demonstrate how sustainable packaging goals and reductions in food waste can be achieved. This disruption creates new opportunities to use more sustainable packaging materials to achieve food waste goals. Learn more>
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