Food Production And The Question Of Sustainability

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Food production and the question of sustainability



The sustainability of global food production will be the focus of an international

conference hosted by RMIT University next week (Monday, 14 December).


Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biotechnology, allergies, agribusiness,

organic food and new developments in food processing will be among the topics

explored at the Sustainability of Food Production conference, which will look at the

challenges and trends facing the industry around the world.


A collaboration between RMIT and Miyagi University in Japan, the conference will

feature prominent Australian and Japanese experts in the food industry discussing

key issues of food production and sustainability. 


Presentations include:



Filling the gap: Lessons from decade of GMO communication in Japan –

Professor Seiji Mitsuishi, Director, The International Centre, School of Food,

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Miyagi University


Food versus Fuel: Can Biotechnology provide a solution? – Associate

Professor Trevor Stevenson, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University


Current Situation of Organic Food Market in Japan Assistant Professor Yoko

Taniguchi, Miyagi University


Genetic and environmental factors affecting flavour development in

strawberries – Associate Professor Eddie Pang, School of Applied Sciences,

RMIT University


Genetic Development and Future’s Aim for Japanese Black Cattle, WAGYU –

Assistant Professor Yoshihito Suda, School of Food, Agricultural and

Environmental Sciences, Miyagi University


The development of Improved Diagnostics for Food Allergy – Dr Toshikazu

Komoda, School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Miyagi

University and School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University.


Parasite infection in agriculture and aquaculture – Dr Shokoofeh Shamsi,

School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University.


 




Media opportunity


What: Sustainability of Food Production International Conference

When: Monday, 14 December, 9am-5pm

Where: The Westin Hotel, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne

More information: www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/foodproduction


For interviews: Conference Chair, Associate Professor Andreas Lopata,

School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, 0430 723 091, or Associate

Professor Peter Smooker, 0438 899 811.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Communications, Gosia

Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

11 December, 2009






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