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Global Food Outlook Virtual Exchange: Food Safety
How can we ensure food safety in an increasingly complex, connected global food web? What new food safety opportunities and vulnerabilities will emerging technologies create? How will the world’s diverse policy and regulatory bodies work together, or not, to keep our food safe? And how does food safety relate to changing values around sustainability, health, authenticity, and social responsibility? In short, what’s the future of food safety?
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Join Institute for the Future’s first ever Global Food Outlook Virtual Exchange:
The Future of Food Safety
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8—9:30 am PST / 11 am—12:30 pm EST
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Global Food Outlook's virtual exchange offer an exciting new way to connect with IFTF’s futures research. In these exchanges, IFTF researchers and featured expert guests will use WebEx to present and discuss futures both likely and surprising, as well as field questions from virtual exchange participants from around the world. Sign up at gfoexchange.eventbrite.com.
This exchange, the first of three for Global Food Outlook (GFO) this year, will tackle the pressing question of food safety. In it, GFO Co-Director Miriam Lueck Avery will lead a discussion of emerging issues and possibilities featuring two food scientists, Tejas Bhatt and Lesley Chesson. These experts each bring a unique perspective to the issue of food safety.
Tejas manages the Food Safety Programs at the Institute of Food Technologists, closely tracking the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act in the United States as well as emerging technologies to support food safety and defense in a globalized food system. Lesley’s work addresses, among many other things, how consumers and citizens can engage with the complexity and obscurity of food's origins and safety. She’ll discuss the potential to arm consumers with tools to become the safety inspectors of their own food, using emerging technology to verify the origins and authenticity of the food they eat.
After an initial panel discussion, Miriam will then open the conversation up to WebEx participants from around the globe.
Curious about Global Food Outlook?
- Find out more about the Global Food Outlook program
- Download the 2013 research agenda
- Check out previous years' Global Food Outlook research
- If you have any questions about the virtual exchange, please contact Neela Lazkani.
- If you have any questions regarding our Global Food Outlook Program, please contact Dawn Alva.
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