AACCI, ILSI Research Foundation, and Sustainability

AACC International has organized a special symposium on how new plant breeding technologies may help improve the sustainability of our food systems. The symposium focuses on biotechnology, but speakers will also discuss the potential for other, newer technologies to improve sustainability throughout the supply chain. The issues of risk assessment and risk management are underlying …

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A Regional First

As we say very frequently at ILSI, one of our strengths is our international network. And in October, ILSI branches in Latin America will capitalize on this strength to host a first-ever regional meeting. ILSI Latinoamérica 2016 Annual Meeting 18 – 20 October Bogotá, Colombia Objectives and preliminary program (in Spanish): Program Even though the initial steps for establishing ILSI and its ultimate incorporation …

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Dietary Intakes | South African Schoolchildren

ILSI South Africa funded a review of dietary studies in schoolchildren done after 1999. The goal was to determine whether there had been improvements in intakes of important micronutrients (iron; zinc; vitamin A; folate; thiamine; riboflavin; vitamin B6; and niacin) in children 6 – 15 years old. The literature review was initiated to determine the effect of flour and maize meal fortification, …

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ILSI Taiwan Annual Meeting: Risk Science for Safe Food

ILSI Taiwan’s programs on food safety risk science and assessment are designed to help ensure all Taiwanese people have access to safe, nutritious food. To achieve this, the branch fosters public-private sector exchange of ideas on the science underlying current risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication practices, and encourages a multisector exploration of the …

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ILSI Mesoamerica Makes News on Fortification

Food fortification is a strategy commonly used in Central American countries to ensure the basic nutritional requirements of their respective populations are met. However, each country is unique with its own nutrition concerns, fortification strategies, and oversight of fortification programs.