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The Science Behind the LaCroix and Linalool Controversy
A lawsuit against sparkling water maker LaCroix accuses it of using artificial ingredients and notes that it includes a flavor additive called linalool, referring to it as “a chemical used in cockroach insecticide.” So, what exactly is linalool? And is it safe? Read more

Food Traceability in a Mobile World
Thanks to advances in technology, visibility into the food supply chain has been transformed in the last 10 years. The cost of technology, information and data storage have all dropped significantly in that time, and as a result, many traceability systems today rely on consumer-based mobile devices. Read more

Women: Be Your Own Champion
IFT member Luan Blancher reflects upon the IFT18 session, "Women: Be Your Own Champion," where four women who are pillars of the food science community reflected on their professional experiences and offered advice to the next generation of leaders. Read more

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