February 25, 2013
Science on Tap, Quench Your Interest
Prof. Rickey Yada, Department of Food Science, presents "The Future of Food: Advancing Health and Food Security."
By 2050, the world's population is projected to reach 9 billion people. With demand for agricultural produce estimated by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to increase by 60 per cent, what can be done to not only feed, but nourish a growing world population?
Simply increasing food production is not an optimal solution, especially with limited availability of natural resources. Instead, there is growing support for addressing the challenge to feed the world through a reduction in food loss and waste. According to a study conducted in 2011 by the FAO, roughly one-third of all food produced in the world annually is lost or wasted.
Come join us for an interactive discussion about research efforts underway, including innovations in food packaging; confusion surrounding best-before dates and shelf life of food; and emerging technological innovations that are being explored to help feed a growing population with a focus on advancing health and food security.
This free event is hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and its Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. Send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.uoguelph.ca/cme/sites/.
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Gazebo's Lounge, 601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph