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Information, Knowledge and Innovation:  


Information: definition

Oxford University Press – facts provided or learned about something or someone;

“TFID”: learning specific facts (static), descriptions, skills or data presented that contain a component of measure in numbers, time, space, etc…. In mathematics this is the equivalent of any of the individual representations: a, b, c, d, x, y, etc…


Knowledge: definition

Wikipedia – Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication and reasoning.

“TFID” – Knowledge is using your mind’s cognitive ability to assemble and  process facts (information) to predict an outcome or answer. This is the equivalent of a calculation: a+b+c+d = x      (where a+b+c+d is information; and x is the answer or solution to a problem).


Innovation: definition

Wikipedia – Innovation is a new idea, more effective device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that “breaks into” the market or society.

 “TFID”: Innovation is learning and using information to build your mind; knowledge is providing answers and solutions; and innovations are the new systems and models created to advance the Food, Beverage and Nutraceutical Industry. This concept is applied and displayed in learning systems by the content of “The Food Industry Digest” and “The Food Ingredient Digest”.


Please read our InfoWebs and ask yourself several questions:


  1. What is your current plan to improve your professional skills set?
  2. Moving forward, what do you offer to improve your company ?
  3. How will you accomplish this and deliver the results to your company?


This is why we created the “Digests” and are here to assist you. People sometimes become so focused on their daily life they lose sight of the “Big Picture”. The knowledge you gain by practicing the daily art and habit of “excellence” will train you to  comprehend and deliver numerous improvements to your companyWe want to help clarify and reinforce the following  areas in commercial food manufacturing:


  • Food Industry Components.
  • Food Industry Terms.
  • Food Industry Markets and Market Sub-segments.
  • Food Ingredients Used By Market Segment.
  • Members Market Forecast.
  • Food Industry Basic Process Methods.
  • Food Ingredients by Function.