Conference on Food Science and Technology Begins in Cuba

Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Conference on Food Science and Technology opened its sessions today with the participation of delegates from Ibero-America, Europe, and Asia.

Until May 25 the Havana Convention Center hosts this scientific event, founded more than two decades ago, and which brings together researchers, technologists, teachers, and students, under the theme of Food Sustainability, a premise of the future.

A keynote address on food security and nutrition, by Marcelo Resende, FAO representative in Cuba, marked the opening ceremony of the forum.

The importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days of life is another of the conferences of the meeting, given by the Cuban researcher Santa Jimenez, of the National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology.

For those who enjoy cocoa products, the event proposes the theme of vegan chocolates, reality or fashion, by the Mexican Norma Estela Orozco.

In addition, workshops and symposiums on these topics will also be held, as well as the presentation Cuban cuisine: Intangible Heritage of Humanity, by chef Eddy Fernández, from the Culinary Federation of the island.

The International Fair Food 2.0, accompanied by the Spanish fair institution FIRA Barcelona, is also included in the agenda of the event.

It involves national and foreign exhibitors, mainly from firms responsible for the production of equipment and machinery for water treatment, raw materials and additives for the agri-food sector.

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