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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

March 3-5

Global Food Safety Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: http://www.tcgffoodsafety.com/

 

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, Uzwil, Switzerland

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

 

March 24-27

Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, Germany

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

 

March 29 - April 1

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

 

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/

 

April 27-29

Fi Russia and Hi, Moscow, Russia

Contact: firussia@fi-russia.ubm-info.com

 

May 13-15

Fi Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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

 

May 19-22

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

Contact: http://www.aidic.it/frutic/

 

May 20-22

Fi Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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

 

June 1-3

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

Contact: http://www.icc.or.at

 

June 7-12

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada.

Contact: http://wc2015.org

 

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 24-26

Fi Asia-China, Hi and Ni, Shanghai, China

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

 

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

 

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 9-11

Fi Asia-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

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

 

September 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal

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

 

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 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/

 

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

 

IUFoST supports Intermarché Campaign against Food Waste

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! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-02b44e78-2da1-4a27-bcc5-dd0de5f38b20

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