ILSI North America Announces New Executive Director
ILSI North America
ILSI North America welcomes Dr. Clare Thorp as Executive Director, effective July 31. Dr. Thorp brings 25 years of public and private sector experience in agriculture and food policy, research and teaching. Dr. Thorp succeeds Dr. Eric Hentges. Thank you to Eric for his leadership and expertise over the last 11 years.
2019 ILSI Science Symposium: Call for Poster Abstracts
ILSI invites poster abstracts for the 2019 ILSI Science Symposium ‘A Brave New World in Nutrition & Food Safety: Applying New Technologies and Paradigms in Nutrition & Food Safety’. Poster abstracts are due October 12. Read more.
Protected Production of Fruits and Vegetables for Nutrition Security
ILSI Research Foundation
The ILSI Research Foundation’s Scientific Symposium on protected production of fruits and vegetables, co-organized with the Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank, attracted over one hundred viewers from across the globe. The scientific symposium explored how protected cultivation of fruits and vegetables can be used to provide a reliable, affordable, and sustainably produced supply of nutrient dense foods, with an emphasis on production opportunities in urban and peri-urban settings. The entire lineup of presentations and lively panel discussion can now be watched online. Read more.
OECD Consensus Document of the Biology of Mosquito Aedes aegypti
ILSI Research Foundation
The ILSI Research Foundation was a convening author of the OECD’s first insect biology document, which describes the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Published by the OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology (WG-HROB) as a resource to help support environmental risk assessment, this is the first OECD consensus document to focus on an organism for which biotechnological applications are not aimed at an increase in production or the quality of the product, but are driven by health considerations, specifically to reduce the health burden associated with the diseases like yellow fever, dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya that are vectored by mosquitoes. Read more.
ILSI North America Develops Best Practices
ILSI North America
The ILSI North America Dietary Lipids Committee recently published a “best practices” paper to standardize the measurement, evaluation and reporting of blood fatty acids in clinical trials. Access to the full publication and videos of the NUTRITION 2018 scientific session are available. This story was featured in the June 2018 ILSI North America newsletter.
ILSI Europe Published in Diabetes Care
In July, ILSI Europe Early Nutrition and Long Term Health Task Force published ‘Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Diet: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Examining the Impact of Modified Dietary Interventions on Maternal Glucose Control and Neonatal Birth Weight’ in the journal Diabetes Care. Read more.
The 9th ILSI Japan Life Science Symposium
In July, the 9th ILSI Japan Life Science Symposium entitled, “Integration of Nutritional Science and Physical Science Toward Prolongation of Healthy Lifespan” was successfully organized by ILSI Japan’s Nutrition and Health Research Committee Nutrition Task Force, and very well accepted by the audience from extensive scientific field. Read more. (Japanese)
Safety of Food Additives Strongly Emphasized
In July, ILSI India, the USDA, and FSSAI organized the “Seminar on Food Additives: A Global Perspective on Safety Evaluation and Use” held in New Delhi, India. The seminar concluded that there is no need for public concern as safety of food additives is ensured by FSSAI which has adopted regulations that are compatible evaluated by JECFA, FDA or EFSA. View the presentations online.
Visual Guides of Local Beverages and Foods
ILSI Argentina launched the Visual Guides of Local Beverages and Foods, designed to be used in research intake surveys. Specifically, ILSI Argentina developed this Visual Guide to be used in Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) research project to assess food intake. This tool helps the estimation of weights and volumes of food and meals and it can be used both for research and also for clinical practice by medical doctors and dietitians. Additionally, this tool allowed ILSI Argentina to grow their visibility on social media. Read more.
ILSI-UG FSNTC: 2017 Trainings and Achievements
ILSI South Africa
Free Virtual Issue
The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting is a premiere gathering of scientists from around the world. The primary focus of the meeting is to learn about new food safety and nutrition science and identify areas where ILSI can have an impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting is an opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge. More information.