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Genetically Modified Foods

 

 

This issue of The World of Food Science provides an update on several aspects of genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered foods, a topic that still creates some controversy among some consumers and for some governments. Eight papers and reports are provided on:

• GM foods in Africa (Aworh)

• GM plants (Guertler and Busch)

• Brazil GMO regulatory scenario (Souza)

• Colombia GMO adoption (Jaramillo and Castano, in Spanish with English abstract)

• Biotechnology (Ahrne)

• South African GM food safety (Gouws and Groenewald)

• GM stories (SAAFoST)

• GMOs perception (Tamayo, in Spanish with English abstract).

 

Other features of this volume include:

Focus article:

o Donna Cawthorn and Louw Hoffman discuss meat substitution in South Africa

 

Food Security Update: Charles Aworh discusses promoting food security by value-added processing of indigenous fruits; the work of the World Food Prize Laureates for 2013 are outlined; and George Abong briefly reports on a UNEP conference in Kenya.

 

Association News: Alastair Hicks reports on progress with formation of food science and technology associations in Myanmar and Cambodia; and we reproduce an ISFE interview with food engineer Walter Spiess

 

International Regulatory Update: Alan Randell reports on the Codex 50th anniversary; and John Lupien reports on the 45th CCFA meeting.

 

Calendar of Events: an update of forthcoming conferences and events in food science and technology throughout the globe.

 

Comments are welcome: contact Ken Buckle (k.buckle@unsw.edu.au) or Judith Meech (jmeech@iufost.org) with contributions or suggestions.

 

 

 

 

The next volume will cover aspects of Nanotechnology and Foods.

 

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events

 

2015

January 22

Sustainable Development in the Food and Beverage Industry, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For more information: http://engspain.com/site_media/files/SP106/SP106_ISEKI.pdf

 

January 26-30

5th International Advanced Course, Advanced Food Analysis, Wageningen, Netherlands

For more information: http://www.vlaggraduateschool.nl/courses/food-analys.htm

 

January 28-30

The International Conference on Electrical and Bio-medical Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing, Islamic Azad University, United Arab Emirates

Contact: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/ebecegc2015/

 

February 9-10

Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Contact: http://www.oilseedcongress.com

 

February 9-13

2nd Food Law Winter School, Wageningen, Netherlands

Contact: http://www.foodlaw.nu

 

February 16-18

9th Annual Australia and New Zealand Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Contact: http://www.nzifst.org.nz/events/default.asp

 

February 17-18

Bakery Innovation European Conference 2015, Munich, Germany

Contact: http://www.fi-bakery.com

 

February 22-25

3rd ICC Latin American Cereal and Grain Conference and ICC Jubilee Conference '60 Years of ICC', Florianopolis, Brazil

For more information: http://www.icc.or.at

 

February 23-26

7th Training School of Bioencapsulation, Strasbourg, France

Contact: http://bioencapsulation.net/2015_Strasbourg/index100.html

 

March 17-19

4th International Conference on Food Digestion, Naples, Italy

Contact: https://colloque.inra.fr/cost_infogest_icfd2015

 

March 23-25

IDF Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other than Cow Milk, Limassol, Cyprus

Contact: http://www.idfsheepandgoat.org/

 

March 23-27

EuroFir Food Forum, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: http://www.eurofir.org/?p=3919

 

March 24-25

9th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, Utzwil, Switzerland

Contact: http://www.efce.info/section/food

 

March 24-27

Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, Germany

Contact: http://www.anugafoodtec.de/aft/index-3.php

 

April 15-16

ICA Conference - Life Science Graduates Fit for Europe, Vienna, Austria

Contact: http://www.ica-europe.info

April 22-23

Health Grain for a Health Diet, Nuthetal, Germany

Contact: http://www.igv-gmbh.de/en/igv/events/

 

May 19-22

9th Fruit, Nut and Vegetable Production Engineering Symposium, Milan, Italy

Contact: http://www.aidic.it/frutic/

 

June 1-3

6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015, DF 2015, Paris, France

Contact: http://www.icc.or.at

 

June 14-18

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

Contact: http://icef12.com/

 

June 24-25

2015 ASEAN Food Conference, Pasay City, Philippines

Contact: http://www.afc2015philippines.com/

 

June 25-26

'Universities' Global Challenges: Nutritional Security and Environmental Sustainability For Human Health, Kaslik, Lebanon

Contact: http://webapp.usek.edu.lb/forms/WS/gchera/index.html

 

July 11-14

Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, USA

Contact: http://www.ift.org

 

August 10-12

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing and Technology, London, United Kingdom

Contact: http://foodtechnology.conferenceseries.com/

 

August 11-13

48th Annual AIFST Convention and 15th Australian Food Microbiology Conference, Sydney, Australia

Contact: http://www.aifst.asn.au/convention.htm

 

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 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal

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

 

October 7-9

INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay

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

 

October 18-21

100th AACC International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA

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

 

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 3-6

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

Contact: http://www.rafa2015.eu/

 

December 2-4

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

Contact: http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com

 

2016

June 26-29

ISOPOW 13, Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact: http://www.isopow.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/

 

IUFoST supports Intermarché Campaign against Food Waste

Intermarché's consumer campaign 'Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables' is changing how we see 'odd' shaped fruits and vegetables. A great way to reduce Food Waste and Losses!

 

See for yourself - http://vimeo.com/98441820

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