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IFT members are part of a community -- more than 20,000 strong --committed to advancing the science of food. Your participation in IFT helps to advance the food science and technology profession, and makes the voice of talented professionals like you more powerful.

Through IFT, you can make the connections that lead to valuable information exchange, new business opportunities, and expanded career possibilities. IFT members rely on the organization to help them stay abreast of the most timely and important developments in the food industry -- one of the largest and most dynamic sectors of the scientific, technological, and business worlds.

Did you know that each year:


  • More than 15,000 new food products are introduced?
  • More than 24,000 new pieces of food-related research are published?
  • More than $511.5 billion worth of food is distributed in the U.S. alone?
  • More than 1.5 million people enter or leave the food science and technology field?

By becoming a member of IFT, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of what’s happening in the industry and access to colleagues who are just as motivated and committed as you are.

You’ll also grow personally and professionally by being part of the only organization that brings together all of the many people involved in the science and business of food.

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