New Job Posting – Director Of R & D, Trenton, NJ

Our client is a new division of a $20 billion conglomerate that was established in 1953. They have developed their business portfolio into four core sectors, Food and Food Service, Bio and Pharma, Entertainment and Media, and Retail and Logistics. Based in the Trenton, New Jersey area, the new division seeks a Director of R&D to develop new Asian products sold B2B in the US.

New Job Posting – Sr. Scientist, Innovation, Northeast

Our client is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. They are one of the world’s premier family-owned food companies with more than $3B in sales. They currently have a new opportunity for a Senior Scientist, Innovation at their location in the Northeast.

New Job Posting – VP, Technical Services, Midwest

Our client is a multifaceted company with over a quarter of a century history and rich tradition in the food ingredients industry. They are a multi-dimensional manufacturing enterprise dealing in proprietary, value-added food blends and a widely diverse range of ingredients. They are currently seeking a VP Technical Services for their R&D facility in the Midwest.

The High Cost of Lab-to-Table Meat

The High Cost of Lab-to-Table Meat

Forget free-range, antibiotic-free, and grass-fed—tomorrow’s burger will be lab-cultured. Scientists are creating a new slaughterhouse-free food group called clean meat: edible animal protein grown in a vat. Stem cells are extracted from animals, brewed in a bioreactor, fortified with nutrients like amino acids and glucose, and structured around collagen “scaffolds.” It’s not just about cultivating the ideal boneless chicken wing: These miracle meats could reduce the planet-depleting land and water use of traditional animal agriculture by more than 80 percent. “From an investment standpoint, this is potentially a trillion-dollar market opportunity,” says New Crop Capital partner Christopher Kerr, leading VCs to grab a stake in their labstock of choice.

Registration for IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food Now Open

Registration for IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food Now Open

Registration is now open for IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food in Chicago, July 15-18 at McCormick Place. Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), IFT18 will convene food science and technology thought leaders and decision-makers from more than 90 countries representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector.

Why eating insects won’t end world hunger

Why eating insects won’t end world hunger

Plenty has been said about insects as an alternative source of protein with environmental benefits. And for good reason. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that by 2050 the world population will be 9.1 billion, which they say will require us to increase food production by 70 per cent. And as early as 2013, the FAO started promoting insects as an “unexplored nutrition source that can help address global food insecurity.”