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Feb 23, 2017 | 04:34 PM CST

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials

Blooming elderflower
By: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on vanillin, coffee, elderflower, orange heart and cayenne pepper more.

Feb 23, 2017 | 03:59 PM CST

The Future of Artificial Flavors & Ingredients

Silhouette
By: Jim Kavanaugh

With public opinion so overwhelmingly in favor of all natural foods and flavors, what is the fate of artificial flavors and ingredients, and is such a large movement toward natural products truly sustainable?

Feb 22, 2017 | 02:07 PM CST

To Synthesize or Not to Synthesize...that is the question

By: Steve Pringle, Global VP Sales & Marketing, AC…

In the world of F&F formulation, synthetics are recognized for what they are: essential tools for creation; yet, how can we promote them to consumers without the stigma?

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:55 PM CST

Progress in Essential Oils: Silver Fir or Abies alba oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of silver fir oil.

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:47 PM CST

Endpoint. Unnaturally Innovative

By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Managing Editor, Cosmetics…

It’s hard not to notice the anti-trend, moving toward the unnatural.

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:40 PM CST

Editor's Note: Synthetics: Safe, Sustainable and Stigmatized

By: Deniz Ataman

We experience a variety of synthetic versions of naturals in our daily lives. But the mission is the same: to create a compelling, engaging, quality experience for the listener.

Feb 20, 2017 | 12:18 PM CST

To GMO or Not to GMO, That is the Debate

Debaters and moderator

What’s the latest buzz with GMOs? CSIFT held a debate on the growing concerns of GMOs, sharing insight on what we know, the questions we have and the pros and cons of GMOS in food products.

Jan 27, 2017 | 02:03 PM CST

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials

Cut up cucumber slices
By: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on carrot heart oil, cucumber pure extract, blood orange oil sanguinello and more.

Jan 27, 2017 | 10:36 AM CST

Editor's Note: Natural Matters

By: Deniz Ataman

Perhaps, the definition of natural may never be finite. Maybe, just like humans, science, technology and the world at large, the definition will continue to evolve.

Jan 27, 2017 | 09:32 AM CST

Defining Natural in Flavor Substances

By: By Fanny Lambert, Joseph Zucca, Biotechnology…

How can the flavor industry overcome the challenges, legislations and regulations of configuring the naturalness of flavor substances?