Friday, October 23, 2009

Seminar: Competency-Based Training Programs for Global Food Safety Professionals, October 27

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University is sponsoring a seminar by Les Bourquin, "Competency-Based Training Programs for Global Food Safety Professionals,” in room 206 Trout Building, Michigan State University, on Tuesday, 12:40-1:30 PM, October 27.

Other upcoming talks in this series include the following:

·         November : 3    Natalie Stein, “The acute effects of nutrition and exercise on cognitive function and brain activation in an aging population." (Thesis Defense)

·         November:  17  Kate Claycombe, "Obesity-associated adipose tissue inflammation: Role of anti-inflammatory nutrients"

·         November: 24   Norm Hord, “Nitrates and nitrites in plant foods:  physiological rationale for potential health benefits”

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Biofuels and OPEC"

A seminar by David Zilberman, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley, Biofuels and OPEC, will be presented Friday, October 16, 2009, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm., Room 75 Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University. Dr. Zilberman's bio information can be found at:  http://www.professorzilberman.com/. Sponsored by the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Seminar: Gregory Jaffe, “Who's Watching What You Eat? Domestic and International Challenges to Regulating Genetically Engineered Foods”




Gregory Jaffe

Director, Biotechnology Project
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Washington, DC


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Castle Board Room
MSU Law College Building


3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Guests
Welcomed to Attend – No Charge

Sponsored by the

Michigan State University
Journal of Medicine and Law and
Institute for Food Laws & Regulations



Announcement of NIFA by Secretary Vilsack

USDA Secretary Vilsack’s address launching the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is available as a video here. Also featured are comments by President Obama's Science Advisor, John Holdren. Food safety and childhood obesity figure prominently in the Secretary's remarks.  The entire program runs about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Symposium: Navigating the Global Food System in a New Era

June 19 - 22, 2010, in Boston USA, will be the 20th Annual World Forum and Symposium of the International Agribusiness Management Association, “Navigating the Global Food System in a New Era."  More information is available here.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

MSU's new Michigan Export Growth Program helping companies go global

Michigan Export Growth Program Kick-Off
October 13, 2009 - Michigan State University

Local companies are invited to a breakfast meeting to learn more about the Michigan Export Growth Program (MEGP), and how they can benefit from this innovative new program.

Location: Henry Center
Cost: Free
Contact: Sarah Singer, singersm@msu.edu

MSU’s new Michigan Export Growth Program helping companies go global

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) Website

IFPTI has launched a new website at www.ifpti.org to provide information about IFPTI, training information and course announcements, a calendar of events, links to our partner organizations, and a blog which features the latest news featuring the Institute.

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