Saturday, February 2, 2013

Call of Papers: Food and Environment 2013 --- 2nd International Conference on Food and Environment (22-24 Apr 2013)

Food and Environment 2013
Food and Environment 2013
2nd International Conference on Food and Environment
22 - 24 April, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

Food and Environment 2013
The Second International Conference on Food and Environment follows the first meeting held at the Wessex Institute of Technology campus in the New Forest, UK, in 2011.
The aim of the conference is to emphasise the effects of modern food production processes on the environment and human health, and to initiate discussion on the best ways to provide food of required quality, sufficient quantities and in a sustainable way.
The many advances made over the past century in food production have resulted in the possibility of feeding the whole of humanity. These advances have been achieved by the introduction of new production practices and a variety of added substances aimed at enhancing the quality and safety of food products; the whole process being affected by other environmental conditions such as contamination of air, water and soil resulting from sources other than agriculture. On the other hand there are examples where food production and food processing have detrimental effects on the environment. Some of the major challenges remain with extensive farming, which though offering higher productivity and larger volumes, should neither compromise the quality of the product nor cause undue suffering to animals. Given the importance of this problem which affects the whole world population, it is essential to understand the consequences that food production, processes and demands can have on the food consumed daily. Of particular importance are the effects on human health and the well-being of the population, as well as the more general issues related to possible damage to the environment and ecology.
Food-related problems, in spite of their importance, have not been sufficiently well discussed in relation to the possible consequences to the environment, to better understand the challenges faced by society in this regard.
Delegates attending Food and Environment 2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in theInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, one of the Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.
The Food and Environment conference will create an atmosphere to encourage fruitful interactions and exchange of knowledge and ideas amongst participants working in industry and government, and those employed at universities and research organisations.

 Conference Topics

  • Impact of food production and food processing on the environment
  • Contamination of food
  • Food processing issues
  • Food production and climate change
  • Transportation problems
  • Traceability
  • Food characterisation
  • Pharmaceuticals in food
  • Pesticides and nutrients
  • Food and fecundity
  • Temperature control, freezing and thawing
  • Policies and regulations
  • Consumer risk and safety issues

 Abstract and Paper Submission Information

Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically, by clicking on the 'Submit an Abstract' button found at the top and bottom of this page. If you prefer, abstracts can be sent by email, fax or mail to the Conference Secretariat. Details can be found on the left side of this page. Please include your name, full address and conference topic on all submissions.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference. The language of the conference will be English.

The paper deadline will be advised after submission of abstracts.

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