Start time: 
Friday, 5 July 2013, 15:00 CEST
Presenter name: 
Prof Cristina Silva et al.
Presenter institution: 
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

This year, the international day of cooperation is comemorated on the 6th July. The Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, together with the international ISEKI_Food Association, took the initiative to organize an event to show how important is international cooperation and the role of food science and technology to progress and make possible the feeding of the world.  Many aspects are extremely important for food production and distribution, such as quantity towards increased number of population, sustainability, quality, security, consumers’ health, ethics, amoung many others.This is expected to be a first of a series of seminars on the topic of Feeding the World.  This first event is directed to the public in general and any stakeholder related with the human food field (students, industry, researchers, universities…). The objective is to show specific local products and their importance and potential on human nutrition and for feeding the world. The planet has many resources that can and should be well shared.The event has the participation of 6 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa) and 9 products will be shortly presented together with their importance and potentials.The following is the list of presentations on different products:“Criollitos” a salty puff pastry product  - ArgentinaPinhão, a typical food from South of Brazil – BrazilTechnological advances for the functional use of Brazilian passiflora – BrazilGreen Coconut Pulp as Food Ingredient – BrazilOptimization of the drying process of mortiño (Vaccinium floribundum Kunth) - EcuadorAn overview of Mexican corn tortillas - MexicoSweet and sour crispy fried noodle or Mee-Krob – Thailandmovie on how to fry noodlesSticky rice with coconut milk or khao-neaw moon - ThailandUnexploited African Crops- Potential for Product Innovation – South AfricaThe full presentation and the recording of the session can only be accessed by IFA-members. Non IFA-members can ask for access against a small handling fee of 30 € at office [AT] iseki-food [dot] net 

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