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2015 Global Nutrition Report Now Available


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Last year, the publication of the Global Nutrition Report 2014 marked the first-ever comprehensive look at the enormous scale of malnutrition, the measures being taken to combat it, and the need for further action. Now, the Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development continues the emphasis on accountability established in the first report and documents whether countries, donors, companies, and other stakeholders have carried out the investments and actions to which they have committed themselves. But the 2015 report also incorporates new features, including analysis of concurrent child stunting and wasting in some countries, a greater focus on obesity and noncommunicable diseases, and more nuanced evaluations of countries’ progress on meeting global nutrition targets. Looking beyond the nutrition sector, the report also identifies opportunities to advance nutrition through climate policy, food systems, and business.


The printed report—prepared by an Independent Expert Group, with IFPRI overseeing production and dissemination with the support of a Secretariat based at the Institute of Development Studies—is supported by a wealth of additional online data and analysis. Nutrition profiles for 193 countries and 28 regions and subregions, analysis of food systems and diets, scoring of businesses on their performance in delivering access to nutrition—and more—are available online. I invite you to explore the report and the supplementary materials at To receive a copy of the report, please contact Michael Go at


The Global Nutrition Report is being officially launched in New York City on September 22 and in Washington, DC, on September 25. Follow-up events will take place in cities around the world over the next few months. We hope that this ambitious and comprehensive report will spur more, and more effective, action to improve nutrition for all.


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IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB)



John Spink, PhD
Food Fraud – and the focus on prevention – is an important and evolving food industry focus. Even though the vast majority of these incidents do not have a health hazard in some ways they are more dangerous because the substances and actions are unknown and untraceable.  The types of food fraud stretch the traditional role of food science and technology to include criminology, supply chain traceability and other control systems. The food authenticity and integrity testing will be the most complex actions and their value should be assessed in terms of the contribution to prevention. This Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) presents an introduction, review of incidents, the fundamentals of prevention which then provide insight on the optimal role of Food Science and Technology.
See IUFoST SIBS below for the complete Food Fraud Prevention Scientific Information Bulletin.






Congratulations Prof. Dr. Purwiyatno Hariyadi

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Puwiyatno Hariyadi who has been elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the  CODEX Alimentarius Commission.

Dr. Hariyadi is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and Senior scientist, SEAFAST Center; Professor, Dept. Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

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