ICRISAT to host 13th International Food Data Conference

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The objective is to exchange experiences among specialists from around the world.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), headquartered in Hyderabad, will be hosting the 13th International Food Data Conference (IFDC) in Lisbon, Portugal from 15th to 18th October 2019, with the selected theme “Challenges for Food Databases in the Bioinformatics Era”.

The objective is to exchange experiences among specialists from around the world on themes such as the generation and compilation of food composition data and their applications in the different areas such as nutrition, health, biodiversity, food technology, biotechnology, food policies, food nutrition education, and agriculture programmes and policies.

The Conference Programme Committee, with the support of the INFOODS and International Scientific Committee is working to develop an outstanding program of scientific excellence divided into sessions covering a broad of topics, namely: 1) Analytical methods; 2) National and international activities; 3) Food composition in nutritional epidemiology; 4) New compositional data; 5) Food processing and recipe calculation; 6) Data quality and metrology; 7) Food authenticity; 8) Food composition in agriculture, trade and legislation; 9) Food data and bioinformatics; 10) Food data and environmental and sustainability; 11) Food composition and application of Novel foods and restricted diets; and 12) Others.

This conference is aimed towards exchanging experiences and knowledge, creating new partnerships and discussing aspects that may improve the food composition area and its usage. The shared experience of those countries already having a database could inspire others to apply those advances and new technology.

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