18. Mar. 2024 to 20. Mar. 2024

It is with great pleasure that the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) invites you to attend the 2nd GHI World Congress on Global Food Safety and Security, 18 – 20 March 2024, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This international Congress will explore the theme: Stepping up the Transition of the Global Food System to a Sustainable Future. There is a pressing need for resetting the not-fit-for-the-purpose world food systems that is supposed to provide nourishment, jobs, and economic opportunities. Hunger is on the rise, healthy diets are unaffordable for the world’s poorest people, and ~30% of food produced is wasted. Moreover, the global food system is unsustainable. Food systems are responsible for around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and have contributed to ~60% of the loss of biodiversity since the 1970s.

In bringing together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from academia and industry, policy makers and prominent decision makers from international organisations, activists and representatives from civil society from across the globe, GHI aims to advance the conversation about the important role of science in improving food security and safety through providing the foundation for meaningful legislation and regulation. 

Topics of interest that the Congress will explore include:

  • Innovations in food safety and security
  • Innovations in food safety training and education
  • Nutrition for sustainable and healthy diets
  • Consumers and sensory science
  • Sustainability of food systems
  • Security of food
  • Future foods
  • Food regulation of future foods
  • Transformation of future food systems and emerging food industries
  • Trends in health and nutrition including gut health
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Food microbiology
  • Functional foods
  • Food nanotechnology

The issues of food safety and security, and the need for necessary food and diet transitions for a sustainable future are the focus of this 2nd GHI World Congress, which seeks to establish new directions in ensuring food safety and security of supply chains around the world.

For more information and updates, including registration and submission, please visit the GHI congress homepage!


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