Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology

Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology












Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011

Feeding a growing population with more and better food is a unique challenge, but collaborative innovation creates sustaining solutions, DuPont Nutrition & Health President Craig F. Binetti said at the 2011 Gulfood Exhibition and Conference.

“From farm to fork, DuPont has the opportunity to use science and technology to increase agricultural productivity, improve food quality and achieve long-term food security,” Binetti said.

The world’s population will reach 7 billion this year – increasing by 150,000 people per day for the next 40 years. This means the world will need to increase production of high nutritional value foods by 70 percent in that same period to meet the needs of its people.

“To increase nourishment for all requires solutions that are local. What works in Brazil may not work in Dubai,” Binetti said. “Increasing food production and providing more and better foods locally will be imperative to helping address the world’s food challenges.”

Binetti was joined by Eser Acarkan, DuPont food industry leader for Turkey, Middle East and Africa and Heike van de Kerkhof, global director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

“DuPont is uniquely positioned to increase global food production across the value chain. The Middle East is a key developing market with increasing emphasis on the food industry,” Acarkan said.

DuPont looks at various levels of food production and provides solutions to address issues that might arise at stages within the process. For example, Pioneer Hi-Bred is a DuPont business that gives farmers the ability to increase their output through advance plant genetics. Pioneer® brand seeds are sold to farmers in more than 90 countries around the world. Pioneer uses a sophisticated toolkit to create greater yield, benefits to consumers and environmental sustainability. Among other things, Pioneer is developing seeds with drought tolerance, nitrogen use efficiency and new forms of insect and disease resistance. Pioneer’s products include Plenish™ high oleic soybeans – oil derived from these Pioneer® brand soybeans has an enhanced oil profile and increased oil stability for the food industry, with 0g trans fat and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.

Another example of the company’s efforts to improve agricultural productivity can be found in the DuPont Crop Protection business, which provides herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that can help crop growers protect their crops. This includes a variety of science-powered innovations that can increase output and limit the impact that environmental factors might otherwise have on food production.

The DuPont joint venture, Solae, develops innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products, creating healthy and more nutritious food options.

Food security is a growing concern, and DuPont Qualicon provides safety diagnostic technology that can detect the presence of pathogens and other unwanted organisms for food. In addition, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers uses science and continuous innovation to protect and preserve foods, this business works with food manufacturers and retailers, improving packaging to protect foods from pathogens, lock in vital nutrients and keep food fresher longer so it can be transported with a minimum of spoilage and waste.

“Our partners in this endeavor are collaborating with us every day to develop science that creates new opportunities to improve the quantity, quality, accessibility and security of the food we eat,” Binetti said. “We all need to play a part in changing the future and utilize our collective ingenuity to deliver sufficient, healthy food for everyone.”

DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Plenish™ and Pioneer® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Contact :

Michelle Reardon

302-530-9197

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Global Intellectual Strategies Launches New Website

Global Intellectual Strategies Launches New Website










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) September 19, 2004

Global Intellectual Strategies (GIS), an Intellectual Property Management consulting firm, is proud to invite everyone to visit their new website as they proudly celebrate their fourth year in business. GlS provides Intellectual Property Management Consulting Services for the start-up as well as mature company. Whether a small, medium or even large enterprise, GIS will help you profit from your IP by carefully planning and executing a total Intellectual Property Strategy.

“The new look allows people interested in GIS to learn more about our company, and what services we offer,” says Pierrette Breton, owner of GIS. “We wanted to convey warmth, a welcoming touch while at the same time make accessing and finding out about our services easier.”

In addition to providing more information, the new look provides a uniformity of appearance and structure that allows visitors to find information quickly and easily.

GIS invites you to visit their website and learn more about who they are, what they do and how they can help you profit from your Intellectual Property.

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About GIS

Global Intellectual Strategies (GIS) provides Intellectual Property Management Consulting services for the start-up as well as mature company. Whether a small, medium or even large enterprise, our services will meet your IP Management needs. GIS is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information: http://www.gistrategies.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ellen Brayton

Global Intellectual Strategies

19 Woodwind Crescent

Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1V1

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QMI-SAI Global Proudly Announces the Hiring of New Technical Director in Agri-Food

QMI-SAI Global Proudly Announces the Hiring of New Technical Director in Agri-Food












Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 26, 2011

QMI-SAI Global announces that Gordon Hayburn, highly qualified professional and subject matter expert in areas of food safety, food law and food science, has joined the company as the new Technical Director of Agri-Food.

QMI-SAI Global, a leading quality certification company worldwide, is expanding its food safety sector and its professional team to satisfy the growing demand of food standard management systems. This trend has shown to become even stronger with tougher rules by government agencies and large retailers all over the Americas.

Hayburn brings over 25 years of experience in food manufacturing, food safety and auditing and will be an major asset in supporting and ensuring the seamless execution of the company’s current projects, as they continue to expand and grow both in scope and reach.

Prior to joining QMI-SAI Global, Gordon Hayburn was the Director of Compliance and VP of Food Safety and Quality at Tata Global Beverages, where he managed the Global Compliance function with complete product portfolio responsibilities while also leading the Worldwide Quality Assurance division.

Previously, Hayburn worked at University of Wales Institute Cardiff as a Senior Lecturer, where he planned and delivered lectures and seminars in Food Science/Technology, Food Safety and Food Law for BSc. (Hons.) and MSc. Students. He also introduced new courses on HACCP, Food Safety Management and Auditing and Risk Assessment, which allowed students to train towards becoming certified food safety auditors.

Hayburn also worked as an Independent Safety Consultant and provided consulting services in food safety management and comprehensive training in the areas of Food Safety, HACCP, legislation and health and safety for manufacturers and leading multiple retailers throughout the UK.

Gordon held the Senior Food Technologist position at Meat & Livestock Commission/EFSIS, where he was involved at the launch of EFSIS and has subsequently audited all sectors covered by the BRC standards. Gordon’s earliest roles include Environmental Health & Food Technologist at London Borough of Waltham Forest, Technical Manager at Pastamania and Quality Assurance Supervisor at Coca-Cola.

Today, Gordon Hayburn is a Fellow and Chartered Scientist of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, a member of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and a member of both the Food & Drugs Law Institute and the European Food Law Association.

An experienced professional that has extensive knowledge of Food Industry worldwide, Hayburn is a skilled trainer and lecturer who is frequently called as an expert witness in legal proceedings and as a food safety specialist in the international media.

In addition to being a graduate Food Technologist, Hayburn has MSc. in Food Safety and Control and LLM in Food Law. He also has additional qualifications and training in HACCP, Auditing, Food Defense and a variety of ISO Standards, having worked as a lead assessor for both the ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 standards. Gordon has published and presented his PhD both in the UK and internationally.

QMI-SAI Global welcomes Gordon aboard and is excited to have him joining the team!

Company Profile:

QMI-SAI Global helps organizations manage risk, achieve certification and drive improvement by providing training, registration audits, and supplier management programs that can improve business performance. With more than 800 auditors and 24,000 registrations worldwide, we are a global leader committed to exceptional customer service and advancing business excellence.

QMI-SAI Global is focused not only on evaluating business practices against a standard, but also on understanding how compliance with those standards can improve the operations of our customers. SAI Global auditors are industry veterans with years of experience in the sectors they serve, enabling them to interpret the standards precisely.

SAI Global Training and Improvement Solutions specializes in offering a range of innovative learning approaches and tool-based solutions to enable both individuals and organizations to achieve key objectives.

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Grow Your Business with Health Food Exchange, a Global B2B Marketplace for the Health Food Industry

Grow Your Business with Health Food Exchange, a Global B2B Marketplace for the Health Food Industry











Become a member of the global health food industry


San Gabriel, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2010

AP Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new website HealthFoodExchange.com, an innovative B2B portal specially designed for the health food industry that aims to facilitate business trade for global buyers and sellers.

The Health Food Exchange is a long-awaited global B2B marketplace for the health food industry. The exchange platform has specially designed for any players in the health food supply chain includes manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, importers and exporters, and retailers to really engage business trades by listing their current buy or sell offers in the exchange. Members of the exchange have the ability to post their business literature, business catalog, and promote their products in greater details to a business focused audience. This service provides not only a great way to introduce innovative products to the industry, but also the visibility of companies in the internet world.

“Major search engines are powerful but they are unable to distinguish the business focused websites from consumer focused websites”, said Arthur Wang, CEO of AP Corporation. “B2B health food businesses have greater needs for this online exposure than other industries since there are just tons of health-related sites out there which shared the same SEO keywords to prevent search engines from listing their B2B businesses.”

Bringing the members of health food industry together in one common marketplace can give the business the visibility it deserved and drive new customers without additional marketing costs. Members can directly engage business with another member quickly and efficiently.

Join Health Food Exchange for free at HealthFoodExchange.com

About Health Food Exchange

The Health Food Exchange is the leading business to business electronic marketplace for the health food industry. This exchange portal enables health food business to reach other businesses through making trades and offers between global buyers and sellers of various supply chain activities. For more information, please visit http://www.HealthFoodExchange.com, or follow us at twitter.com/healthfoodb2b.

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NSF International?s Global Food Safety Certification Division Earns Five-Star Rating from British Retail Consortium (BRC)

NSF International’s Global Food Safety Certification Division Earns Five-Star Rating from British Retail Consortium (BRC)











NSF International


Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

NSF International’s Food Safety Division has earned the highest rating from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), developer of the BRC global food safety standards for food, packaging, storage and distribution. This excellent five-star rating confirms NSF’s reputation as a leading certifier to the global food safety standards, having certified more than 28,000 farms and facilities.

NSF is committed to helping companies throughout the global food supply chain strengthen their quality assurance programs. In 2009, NSF International became the first North American certification body to earn ANSI accreditation for BRC standards and has become the largest certifier to BRC worldwide and SQF in the U.S. Many of the leading global retail and foodservice companies now require certification of their suppliers against these Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)*-benchmarked standards to help strengthen food safety practices.

For the first time, BRC published the key performance indicators (KPI) ratings of each certification body from January – June 2011 in their directory, which highlights NSF International’s five-star rating. The BRC measures each certification body on the following KPIs every six months: Audit Report Writing Quality, Compliance to the BRC Scheme & Standard Protocol Requirements, Auditor Registration, Data Submission, Commitment and Communication.

“BRC works closely with our certification bodies to ensure the most effective and consistent use of the BRC Global Standards,” said John Kukoly, Senior Technical Marketing Representative in North America for BRC. “A rigorous set of key performance indicators are used to measure feedback and continually improve the performance of our partners in assessing certified companies. These measures, the most rigorous in the industry, ensure that those certification bodies (able to perform BRC certification audits) are held to exacting expectations and standards themselves. When a certification body receives a five-star rating, such as NSF International, this puts them at the very top performance level within the BRC program.”

“NSF International has grown into the largest certifier to BRC worldwide, and SQF in the U.S., because we’ve continued to focus on quality and meeting the expectations of our customers, accreditation bodies and standard’s owners,” said Robert Prevendar, Director of Food Safety Certification Systems for NSF International. “I am very proud of our auditors and operations team for placing us in the top five percent with our score of 100, which helps us fulfill NSF’s mission of protecting and improving human health worldwide.”

For more information visit NSF’s Global Food Safety webpage or contact Helen Gipple at foodsafetysolutions(at)nsf(dot)org or 734-827-6845.

About NSF International:

NSF International is an independent organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF offers certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-benchmarked* food safety standards, such as British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Safe Quality Food (SQF). These global food safety certification systems promote consistency across the supply chain and provide independent certification that a product, process, or service complies with international, regulatory, and other specified standards.

NSF’s Global Food Safety Division

Services offered by NSF’s Global Food Safety Division include: foodservice equipment certification; food safety and quality auditing and certification for the produce, agriculture, poultry, egg and livestock industry; consulting & technical services; Global Food Safety Standards certification (SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP, FSSC, IFS, Dutch HACCP); restaurant and supermarket food safety; Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC) certification, HACCP validation and inspection, seafood testing and auditing; bottled water/flavored beverage quality certification; organic certification, and education and training.

Additional NSF International services include dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient certification, drinking water certification and safety audits, management systems registrations (e.g. ISO 14001); and sustainable business solutions.

*The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an independent non-profit foundation managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, was founded in 2000.

CONTACT:

Greta Houlahan

NSF International

Phone: 734-913-5723

Email: houlahan(at)nsf(dot)org

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N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety

N2N Global Launches Web Page Giving Parents a Helping Hand on Food Safety











Angela Paymard, Chairwoman, N2N Global


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

“There are few things more important than the health of your child,” said N2N Global Chairwoman Angela Paymard. That’s why N2N Global is pleased to announce a new web page designed with parents in mind called: Kids Lunch, Quality and Food Safety.

“This page gives parents everywhere a helping hand when it comes to making sure the food they feed their kids is safe and healthy,” says Angela Paymard, Chairwoman of the Orlando based, N2N Global. Paymard’s Florida based company provides operations compliance, and food safety solutions for food companies which helps ensure the world’s food supply operates in an efficient and effective manner, resulting in a higher quality of food in the supply chain. Paymard works with restaurants, retailers, distributers, packers and processors around the world.

“This web page is particularly important in light of a new study from the Department of Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers found that the food parents packed in their children’s lunches were found to be kept at unsafe temperatures with 90% of the students,” Paymard says.

The study examined more than 700 lunches of children ages three to five. Those lunches contained at least one perishable item. Researchers measured the temperatures of those items every 1 hour to 1.5 hours before those foods were to be eaten. Guess what? Less than ten percent of the perishable items they looked at were found to be in the safe temperature zone.

In one example lunch meat (which needs to be stored at 40 F or less) was left out above the safe temperature for more than 2 hours. It’s only safe for up to two hours.

N2N Global’s new web page provides parents with information as to how they can keep food in their house fresh and safe for their families. The page provides meaningful and useful facts about how to pack lunches, and tools to keep foods well preserved while your children are doing what they are in school for: learning. N2N provides you with knowledge about lunchboxes, coolers, and ice packs that will keep your child’s lunch safe.

“My hope is that these ideas will give all moms and parents some “easy-to-do” tips so they don’t worry about lunch. Then kids can have better tasting food, fresher food to eat. What is even better, when parents follow our page, they hopefully will be less likely to get the call from the school nurse saying their child has a stomach-ache.” Paymard adds.

ABOUT N2N

N2N Global’s product suite brings powerful solutions for all members of the food supply chain. For Supply Side companies, N2N Global offers agri-ERP solutions, farm management, food safety, business analytics and traceability software. For direct to consumer and buy side companies,

N2N Global offers food safety, compliance, and supply chain management tools to help ensure the food supply is properly managed for minimized risk. N2N Global provides comprehensive solutions for companies looking for ways to improve efficiencies, enhance profitability, and ensure compliance & food safety.

To contact Angela Paymard directly, visit her on N2N’s twitter page http://www.twitter.com/n2nglobal. For more information, please visit http://www.n2nglobal.com.

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