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Educating those interested in food technology – podcast

A Tel-Hai College researcher and lecturer discusses alternative dairy trends, apple powder as a waste reducer and food technology education.

Ginger. Schlueter

July 13, 2018

Researcher and lecturer at Tel-Hai College in northern Israel, Offir Benjamin, Ph.D., is dedicated to the food technology space and to his students’ success. He spoke with Ginger Schlueter, assistant editor, at the Food Tech conference: Rethinking Food 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel, about alternative dairy trends, how to reduce food waste and the use of big data to monitor food quality. Benjamin offers advice to students and brands seeking to get into the food industry. He also spoke about the Food Research Institute initiative, a EUR$67 million project, offering a platform for food innovation.

Key points of this podcast include:

  • The creation of apple powder to help reduce waste.

  • Alternative dairy trends, including the current use of plant proteins and possible future innovation with insects.

  • Tel-Hai’s educational program, which allows student to create a ready-for-market food product by graduation.

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About the Author(s)

Ginger. Schlueter

Assistant Editor, Natural Products Insider

Ginger Schlueter joined the Natural Products INSIDER team as an assistant editor in 2017. She began her professional career as an English teacher, but soon transitioned into journalism to follow her true passions—writing, editing and interviewing professionals. Her first journalistic position was in the security industry and now, she is thrilled to embark into the exciting world of health and wellness, which has always been a topic of research and interest in her life. Ginger graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and from National University with a Master’s degree in English.

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