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ISO-FOOD at the IAEA/FAO symposium on food safety and quality

On November 10-13, Dr David Heath attended the “International Symposium on Food Safety and Quality: Applications of Nuclear and Related Techniques” organised jointly by the IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency and the FAO – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. The ISO-FOOD activities and the research focus areas were presented at this unique forum of top international experts in development and application of nuclear related analytical techniques and researchers from the development countries, which was a unique opportunity for development of new collaborations.

Next on the Programme: Stakeholder Workshop

ISO-FOOD will organize the first stakeholder event in 2015 – a Stakeholder Workshop in May 2015 – which will be held at the Jožef Stefan Institute. Representatives of business, academia, governmental organisations and NGOs are invited to present their views on the food quality and traceability issues, and become engaged into a stimulating discussion on the emerging topics of the food research, generating ideas and initiating collaborations. The key conclusions of the workshop will be published through a post-workshop press release. Contact us on erachair@isofood.eu

World Food Day

On 16 October 1945, 42 countries acted in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In doing so they took another important step forward in man’s perpetual struggle against hunger and malnutrition. For through the establishment of FAO they provided themselves, and the many other nations that were to enter the Organization, with a mechanism through which its Member Countries could deal with a set of problems that are of major concern to all countries and all people.

So that, FAO was founded in 1943 at Hot Springs (USA) during the UN Conference on Food and Agriculture, and it was formally instituted during the First Session of the FAO Conference, held in Quebec, Canada, in 1945 – more information on FAO’s origin is available here.

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.

The objectives of World Food Day are to:

  • encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to this end;
  • encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing countries;
  • encourage the participation of rural people, particularly women and the least privileged categories, in decisions and activities influencing their living conditions;
  • heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world;
  • promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world; and
  • strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food and agricultural development.