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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 (k.buckle@unsw.edu.au) or Judith Meech (jmeech@iufost.org) with contributions or suggestions.

 

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events

 

2015

 

August 25-27

Fi South America, Sau Paulo, Brazil

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/southamerica/home

 

September 6-9

21st SAAFoST Biennial International Congress and Exhibition, Durban Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Contact: http://www.saafost2015.org.za/

 

September 6-10

1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine and Food and Environmental Technologies, Portoroz, Slovenia

Contact: https://wc2015.electroporation.net/

 

September 8-12

9th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact: http://www.icpmf9.com/

 

September 9-11

Fi Asia-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/asia-thailand/home

 

September 15-17

Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety, Munich, Germany

Contact: www.foodpackconference.com

 

September 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal

Contact: https://www.moniqa.org/node/604

 

September 20-23

2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Intewrnational Society for Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods. Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements. Worldhotel Grand Juna, Wuxi, China.

Contact: www.isnff2015.org

 

September 24-26

Propak Myanmar, Myanmar Event Park, Yangon. Myanmar

Contact: http://www.propakmyanmar.com/

 

October 1-2

Ferg Symposium on 'The Burden of Foodborne Diseases!', Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact: http://rivm.nl/media/nieuwsbrief/Ferg-symposium/

 

October 7-9

INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay

Contact: http://www.innova-uy.info/eng/index.html

 

October 7-9

Fi Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Contact: http://www.hijapan.info/eng/

October 11-14

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, New York, USA

Contact: http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/index.html

 

October 14-16

Fi and Hi India, Bombay, India

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/india/home

 

October 14-16

EFSA Expo 2015, Milan, Italy

Contact: http://www.efsaexpo2015.eu/

 

October 18-21

100th AACC International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA

Contact: http://www.aaccnet.org/meetings/future/pages/default.aspx

 

October 23-28

VI International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology. Barcelona, Spain.

Contact: www.biomicroworld2015.org

October 27

Food Science 2015, Singapore

Contact: www.sepscience.com/information/conferences/Food-Science-Asia-2015

 

October 27-28

8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security. Current Issues in Global Food Security. McGill Institute for Global Food Security, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Contact: www.mcgill.ca/globalfoodsecurity/conference

 

October 28-30

3rd International Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health, Wellington, New Zealand

Contact: http://www.fsdh2015.org/home

 

November 2-4

3rd Conference on Biotechnology and Breeding, Berlin, Germany

Contact: http://www.cbbconferences.com

 

November 2-5

1st International Conference on Environment, Livelihood and Services, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact: www.icels.org

 

November 3-6

7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic

Contact: http://www.rafa2015.eu/

 

November 10-12

29th EFFoST International Conference, Athens, Greece

Contact: http://www.effostconference.com/

 

November 16-20

9th CIGR Section VI International Technical Symposium. Theme: “Creating Value from Bioresources through Novel Technologies”. Massey University,  Auckland Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

Contact: www.tcc.co.nz

 

November 22-25

The 6th International Conference on Food Factors (ICoFF 2015). Bioconvergence for Food Function. Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX), Seoul, South Korea. Organised by the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology.

Contact: www.icoff2015.org

 

December 2-4

Hi Europe and Ni 2015, Natural Ingredients 2015, Paris, France

Contact: http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com

 

2016

February 28 – 2 March

2nd Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium. Singex, Singapore.

Contact: www.foodstructuresymposium.com

May 15-17

Sense Asia 2016. Shanghai, China.

Contact: www.senseasia.elsevier.com

 

June 26-29

ISOPOW 13, Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact: http://www.isopow.org/

 

July 16-19

77th Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, USA

Contact: www.ift.org

 

July 26-29

4th ISEKI Food Conference, Vienna, Austria

Contact: http://www.isekiconferences.com/vienna2016/

 

August 21-25

IUFoST World Congress - 18th World Congres of Food Science and Technology, Dublin, Ireland

For more information: http://www.iufost2016.com/

 

 

September 11-14

Eurosense 2016. Dijon, France.

www.eurosense.elsevier.com

 

September 21-23

Fi Asia-Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

For more information: http://www.figlobal.com/asia-indonesia/home

 

November 29 to December 1

Hi Europe and Ni 2016, Natural Ingredients 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

For more information: http://www.figlobal.com/hieurope/home

 

A Must See!

 

This is a chilling story! 'Creating Cold' By Steven Johnson of the BBC is a must see for everyone in Food and Food Safety.

Check it out here: Creating Cold

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