University of the Philippines Los Baños
Monday, 23 October 2017 10:28

IFST marks its 45th year

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The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) officially opened its 45th Foundation Anniversary celebration on Oct. 17 at the IFST Lobby.

With the theme “Enriched minds fueling food system evolution,” the Institute is determined to address various sectors of the food chain, from farm to table, in its instruction, research, and extension functions. “I am sure that IFST can fuel up the food system evolution with a vibrant and energetic leadership of its director and the energetic minds of its faculty members,” said Dr. Tonette P. Laude, associate dean for instruction of the College of Agriculture and Food Science, in her message delivered on behalf of Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean.  

Dr. Virgilio V. Garcia, former IFST professor, talked about the history of the Institute while its alumni presented a video giving their testimonies on how IFST has molded them to become food science and technology leaders and professionals.

Dr. Lotis E. Mopera, director of IFST, concluded the program by stating that the IFST students and alumni are the Institute’s contribution to nation building.                                                                           

The week-long event, held on Oct. 17-21 featured trade fairs, symposiums, training classes, stakeholder’s meeting, alumni homecoming, food and film festival, poster making contest, and product development contest. (John Glen S. Sarol)