Session Detail

Session Number and Title: 259.How can food scientists contribute to the reduction of food losses to support food security efforts worldwide? Issues, challenges, and opportunities.
Session Time: Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Primary Track: Sustainability
Secondary Track: Education & Professional Development
Session Room: Room 395
Session Description: Despite a globalized economy in which food waste and food losses occur, more than one billion people are reportedly suffering from chronic hunger. The United Nations’ efforts to address this issue involve pressuring governments to develop policies that address chronic hunger and mitigate malnutrition worldwide. Food scientists could assist these efforts by intervening in the agricultural food chain with technological developments that increase production, maximize outputs, and develop new alternatives to minimize food waste. This panel attempts to find areas that could foster food scientists’ collaboration with international organizations and academic institutions to use science and technology to attack the issue of food waste.
Track Sponsor: DSM
Learning Objective 1: Participants will learn how to get involved in efforts to reduce food losses and contribute to food security efforts worldwide.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will participate in the development of proposals to take action in food-loss mitigation efforts with specific organizations.
Audience Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session Moderator:
Marcos Sanchez, IL
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 10:30 AM -10:35 AM
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 10:35 AM -11:00 AM
259-01. Strengthening food security and economic growth in developing countries: The role of the International Food Technology Center
Phil Nelson, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 11:00 AM -11:25 AM
259-02. Realizing the promise of post-harvest loss reduction in developing countries: Moving the agenda forward
Daniel Gustafson, Food and Agriculture Org. of the United Nations, Washington, DC

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 11:25 AM -11:50 AM
259-03. Cooperation initiatives in the Americas and the Caribbean: The IICA experience
Marcos X. Sanchez-Plata, Inst. Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura, Miami, FL

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011, 11:50 AM -12:00 PM
259-04. Marcos Sanchez, IL



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