International Conference on Food Safety and Security Under Changing Climate (FCC2010)

Venue: Park Royal Hotel

Location: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2010 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2010
Registration Date: Dec 06, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Nov 15, 2010
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Description

Global warming affects food availability, accessibility and safety. The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”.

Both chemical and microbiological risks are foreseen to impair food and feed safety as a consequence of climate change; in particular mycotoxins, marine biotoxins (phycotoxins), pesticide residues, trace metals and other chemicals could affect food and feed safety. Climate change also could alter the levels of pathogenic micro-organisms present in food.

Threats of climate change to food safety and security are interrelated and should be faced through an interdisciplinary approach involving food and agricultural science, environment, trade and policy. Therefore, food safety and security are closely linked in determining quality of life and climate change is affecting both.

The objectives of the conference are to exchange information on climate change issues related to food safety and security and to identify mitigation and adaptive strategies towards sustainable living, and research needs.

Renowned speakers will be invited from international and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, in the fields of food safety and security from universities, research institutes, government agencies, industries and non-governmental organizations.

Venue

Batu Ferringhi Beach
George Town
Penang
Malaysia
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Additional Information

REGISTRATION Local Participants Early Bird (Before 31 July, 2010) RM 700 Normal (After 31 July,2010) RM 750 Student RM 500 Accompanying person RM 300 International Participants Early Bird (Before 31 July, 2010) USD 350 Normal (After 31 July, 2010) USD 375 Student USD250 Accompanying person USD150 Payment: cheque should be made payable to UPM Bendahari. Money transfer should be sent to CIMB Bank, UPM Branch, A/C No: 1215 0005 004050; Swift Code: CIBBMYKL. Please indicate the name of seminar and send a copy of receipt to the secretariat.