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Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 2.2. Post production value addition and food safety

Red Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Chair sub-session 1: Sergio Feingold, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chair sub-session 2: Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya


Sub-session 1: Enhancing value in the post-production phase.


Introductory remarks: Sergio Feingold


Use of feed additives generated through fermentation technologies for livestock feed, Cavaba Srinivas Prasad, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru, India


Use of biotechnologies to increase the storability and shelf life of fruit, Eric van de Weg, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands


Applying agricultural biotechnology tools and capabilities to enhance food security and nutrition from local food crops to stimulate sustainable income opportunities for small holder farmers to reduce poverty, Howard-Yana Shapiro, Mars Incorporated, Dranesville and University of California Davis, Davis, United States of America


Discussion and sub-session closing remarks, moderated by Sergio Feingold


Sub-session 2: Using biotechnologies to ensure the safety of food 


Introductory remarks: Delia Grace


Traditional milk fermentation as a potential tool for sustainable improvement of food safety, Kohei Makita, Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Japan

Aflasafe: A case study for aflatoxin reduction in crops, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

Diagnostic tools to detect pathogens causing tuberculosis in cattle and prevent their transmission through dairy products to humans, Flábio Ribeiro de Araújo, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Campo Grande, Brazil


Discussion and sub-session closing remarks: moderated by Delia Grace

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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