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IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge promotes food science

IFT names competition finalists.

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has announced the six finalists that will be participating in the first IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge. Designed to help emerging and investment-ready food companies advance the science of food, the competition will take place on July 17 at IFT18 in Chicago, Illinois. 

The six finalists are C-Fu Foods, an ingredient innovation company that is developing insect-based, value-added food ingredients; Inductive Intelligence, a packaging technology company that is making it possible to use a mobile phone battery charger to heat foods and drinks in disposable packages; Nebullam food technology company, which is combining aeroponic systems with artificial intelligence technology to enhance growing methods; CPG and ingredient company Renewal Mill, which makes superfood ingredients and foods from the unused fiber and starch byproducts of legumes, vegetables and fruits; Rise Products, which converts organic byproducts into sustainable food products; and agricultural technology company Re-Nuble, which turns food waste into chemical-free, organic nutrients.

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