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World of Food Science: Volume 14 - Education



Volume 14: Education in Food Science and Technology


This issue of The World of Food Science provides a brief synopsis of some aspects of food science and technology education discussed at the 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology held at Iguazzu Falls, Brazil in August 2012:

  • EC’s Trackfast Project: Training Requirements and Careers…
  • European Food Science and Technology Education
  • IUFoST Guidelines for Curricula in Food Science
  • Food S&T Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula in Canada and the USA
  • Food S&T Curricula in Africa: Meeting Africa’s New Challenges…
  • IUFoST Activities in Distance Education.


Commencing in this volume on Education are three short introductions to aspects of food drying prepared by Don Mercer, University of Guelph, Canada as part of a series of community education activities for his local area. More will follow in future volumes:

  • Food Drying: Planning Ahead for Summer
  • Food Drying – “DIY”
  • Food Drying: Let the Dryer Beware


Other features of this volume include the following reports and papers (search the links at the top of the home page):

  •  Focus articles:
    • reprint of a timely paper outlining ten simple rules for aspiring scientists in a low-income country;
    • the role of insects as a delicious and nutritious food in Thailand; and
    • new packaging to reduce Campylobacter problems in chicken.


  • Food Security Update:
    • IFPRI Director General Dr Shenggen Li discusses aspects of poverty and hunger reduction;
    • What is the effect of biofuel production on food security?
    • Helmut Schubert discusses virtual water and the water footprint concept;
    • the [UK] Royal Society’s 20 most significant inventions in the history of food and drink; and
    • a profile of Dr Daniel Hillel, the World Food Prize Laureate for 2012.


  • Association News: reports on the 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, a report on the 45th AIFST Conference held in Adelaide, South Australia, and the death of Jack Kefford, a former IUFoST Secretary-General;


  • Student Perspectives: reports from 15 young scientists who attended the 16th World Congress in Brazil.


  • International Regulatory Update: Ralph Blanchfield provides an update on EU food safety regulations; and news of recent senior appointments to EFSA and UKFSA.


Comments are welcome: contact Ken Buckle ( or Judith Meech ( with contributions or suggestions.


  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events



April 15-18

2014 International Forum on Food Safety, Beijing, China.


April 24-26

The Official Fi Istanbul Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.


May 2-3

8th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Theme: "Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics to Optimise Health in Rapidly Aging and Culturally Diverse Populations."



May 21-23

3rd International ISEKI Food Conference, Athens, Greece.



May 26-29

Novel Approaches in Food Industry - International Food Congress - NAFI 2014, Kusadasi, Turkey.



June 2-6

Joint International Conference on Engineering Education & International Conference on Information Technology (ICEE/ICIT 2014), Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia.



June 5-6

8th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications 2014. Lisbon, Portugal



June 10-12

Beverage Indredients Forum 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



June 12-13

14th International Conference on Oxidative Stress Reducation, Redox Homeostasis and Antioxidants: Clinical Advances - Challenges - Advances. Paris, France.



June 12-13

Food Innovation Asia, Bangkok, Thailand.



June 21-24

IFT Annual Meeting



June 22-25

Australia Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting



July 3-4

8th World Congress on Diabetes and Obesity 2014. Theme: Strategies, Innovations and Challenges. Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia.



August 17-21

17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Theme: “Research that Resonates”.



August 21-24

The 6th Asian Congress of Dietetics, Taipei, Taiwan.



August 30-3 September

ICSU General Assembly



September 7-9

7th International Whey Conference. Beurs-World Trade Center, Beursplein 37, 3001 DB Rotterdam, The Netherlands.



September 7-10

EuroSense 2014: A Sense of Life. 6th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research. Bella Center, Copenhagan, Denmark.



September 23-25

Fi Global Summit 2014, London, England.



October 15-17

1st Congress on Food Structure Design. Porto, Portugal.



November 20-21

1st World Congress on Antioxidants and Chemical Industries. Berlin, Germany.



November 25-28

28th EFFoST International Conference, Uppsala, Sweden.



December 1-3

2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Food Enginerring - CAFEi 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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December 2-4

Hi and Ni Euope Conference 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



December 8-9

Ditigal Olfaction Society 2nd World Congress on Olfaction and Issues. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyko, Japan.





June 14-18

International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF), Quebec, Canada




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