Food Innovations in a Post-Pandemic World - ECS symposium

Food Innovations in a Post-Pandemic World - IUFoST College of Early Career Scientists 2nd International Virtual Symposium

The Council of Early Career Scientists proudly presents the 2nd International Symposium with the theme: Food Innovations in a Post-Pandemic World. This year's symposium focuses on new opportunities in food product and process development as a result of the global pandemic. Important discussions by renowned food scientists - Dr. Ian Noble, Dr. Delia Rodriguez-Amaya, Dr. Ruth Oniang'o and Dr. John McDermott, shall highlight the role of innovation to ensure a healthy and safe food supply as well as to attain a more sustainable and food secure environment.

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Part of this event is a photovoice competition that aims to raise the voices of young scientists to advocate for food innovative ideas that will shape the post-pandemic world.


Young Scientists Photovoice Competition

We invite young scientists (undergraduate and postgraduate students in agriculture, food science, nutrition and related fields) worldwide to a photovoice recording of innovation(s) required in a post-pandemic global food system to ensure a more sustainable and food-secure environment. Proposed submissions must address one or more of the four pillars of food security: availability, access, utilization, and stability.

An international team of judges will assess submissions based on relevance to the symposium's theme, how innovative the proposed idea is, creativity, and overall artistic and visual impression. The photovoice presentation will consist of one slide and a maximum duration of three minutes. Click here to apply to the Photovoice Competition.

The deadline for submission is September 23, 2023, 11:59 EST. Three (3) finalists will be selected to receive award certificates and cash prizes. The winners will be announced during the Symposium on September 28, 2023, and their photovoice entries will be posted on the IUFOST website.

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