FAO and WHO express their gratitude for the contribution of the experts who participated in this consultation and contributed to the development of the report. The organizations are also thankful for those participating as well as non-participating experts who have prepared draft background papers in the preparatory process for the consultation. Extracts of those papers have been used in creating the background information included in Annex 2 of the report. Special appreciation is offered to Dr. David Lineback and Dr. Ruth Oniang'o, who served as the Chairman and Vice-Chair, respectively, and to Drs. Thomas Wolever and Mark Wahlqvist who jointly undertook the demanding task of acting as Rapporteurs for the Consultation.