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IUFoST Joins World Bank In Striking Poverty

IUFoST Joins World Bank In Striking Poverty--Jairo Romero, International Food Safety Risk Management Expert and Governing Council member is one of the six panelists leading online discussions regarding global food supply safety. Read about it and join the discussion.

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 ( or Judith Meech ( with contributions or suggestions.





The next volume will cover aspects of Nanotechnology and Foods.


  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events



May 19-22

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



May 20-22

Fi Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam



March 20-23

3rd NEEFood Congress, Brasov, Romania



March 21-22

WVA/WMA Global Conference on One Health, Madrid, Spain



June 1-3

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



June 6-10

13th Conference on Food Science and Technology, Havana, Cuba



June 7-12

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



June 14-18

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



June 24-25

2015 ASEAN Food Conference, Pasay City, Philippines



June 24-26

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



June 25-26

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



July 11-14

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



August 10-12

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



August 11-13

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



August 25-27

Fi South America, Sau Paulo, Brazil



September 6-9

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



September 6-10

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



September 9-12

International Conference on Predicting Modelling in Food, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



September 9-11

Fi Asia-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand



September 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal



October 1-2

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



October 7-9

INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay



October 7-9

Fi Japan, Tokyo, Japan


October 10-12

29th EFFoST International Conference, Athens, Greece


October 11-14

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



October 14-16

Fi and Hi India, Bombay, India



October 14-16

EFSA Expo 2015, Milan, Italy



October 18-21

100th AACC International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA



October 28-30

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



November 2-4

3rd Conference on Biotechnology and Breeding, Berlin, Germany



November 3-6

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



December 2-4

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




June 26-29

ISOPOW 13, Lausanne, Switzerland



July 26-29

4th ISEKI Food Conference, Vienna, Austria



August 21-25

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

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September 21-23

Fi Asia-Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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November 29 to December 1

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

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"Creating Cold" 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.


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