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OECD Task Force on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds

Paris, France

The OECD Task Force on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds, for which the ILSI Research Foundation is a recognized observer organization, works on technical issues related to the food safety of novel foods and feeds, including the products of agricultural biotechnology.

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40th National Nutrient Databank Conference

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Morven McLean will be delivering a presentation about the ILSI Research Foundation’s World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies (WNDDS) at the 40th National Nutrient Databank Conference (NNDC).

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			About		
				About
				

The 2nd Annual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project will be held at the Clore Center in Prosser, Washington. Workshop participants will include scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and ILSI Research Foundation, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) last year. The team will be using various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida

Kaiyu

Dr. Kaiyu Guan

University of Illinois

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida

Pon

Dr. Walaiporn (Pon) Intarapapong

WAEES

Tina

Ms. Tina Karimi

Washington State University

Chad

Mr. Chad Kruger

Washington State University

John

Dr. John Kruse

WAEES

Yan_cropped

Dr. Yan Li

University of Illinois

Marty

Dr. Marty Matlock

University of Arkansas

Staff_Mclean_updated

Dr. Morven McLean

ILSI Research Foundation

Kati

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

University of Florida

Roger

Mr. Roger Nelson

Washington State University

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Kirti

Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Washington State University

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Tim_edited

Mr. Tim Sulser

IFPRI

ILSI Research Foundation Staff Layla Tarar

Ms. Layla Tarar

ILSI Research Foundation

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

Chuang Zhao

Dr. Chuang Zhao

University of Florida

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ILSI Research Foundation and Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank are very pleased to announce the scientific symposium: Protected Production of Fruits and Vegetables for Nutrition Security in Urban and Peri-Urban Environments. Fruits and vegetables play an essential role in nutritious diets and are key to addressing health and nutritional challenges. Increasing productivity to meet growing demand is challenged by the impacts of climate change and competition for essential natural resources. Ensuring the sustainability of the fruit and vegetable supply cannot be achieved without implementation of climate smart adaptation and mitigation interventions.

Ranging from inexpensive, simple polytunnels to high-cost, high-technology production platforms, protected systems for fruit and vegetable production offer viable alternatives to rainfed, open-field cultivation of these high value, nutritious crops. Protected cultivation, particularly in low and middle income countries, has been proposed as a way to adapt production to climate volatility while also increasing supply. However, protected cultivation techniques are not suitable to all climatic conditions, or all fruit and vegetable crops. Startup costs can be prohibitive, particularly for small-holders, and profitability requires higher quality and yields, access to markets, and/or higher selling prices.

This scientific symposium will explore 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.

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Dr. Morven McLean will be delivering a presentation about the ILSI Research Foundation's World Nutrient Databases for Dietary Studies (WNDDS) at the 40th National Nutrient Databank Conference (NNDC). The conference is held bi-annually to foster communication among nutrient database generators and users. This year, it will take place at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Policy Conference Center.

Participation is open to researchers from academia, the food industry, government, and other interested parties. More information is available on the NNDC website.

Designed with researchers, dietitians, students, government officials, and database managers in mind, WNDDS is a curated clearinghouse for information about food composition databases and tables, providing an online, publicly accessible and valuable reference tool for researchers and other stakeholders interested in food composition data. WNDDS serves to aide users in their initial assessment of the scope and depth of nutritional composition data available for certain countries and regions.

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