Press Release: The Best Dietary Change According to Experts? Switching to Whole Grains

The Best Dietary Change According to Experts? Switching to Whole Grains

Vienna, 18.12.2017. New data on the links between diet and health show that replacing refined grains with whole grains globally could reduce the burden of chronic disease more than any other change – including better-known approaches such as reducing sodium, eliminating trans fats or even cutting sugar-sweetened beverages.

This eye-opening data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was revealed during the keynote address at the recent Whole Grain Summit in Vienna. In response to the urgent public health challenge documented by experts speaking at this event, more than 200 scientists from 36 countries participating in the Whole Grain Summit worked to craft a two-year global action plan to increase whole grain consumption.

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 LACC4 and IGW - final programme available!

Thank you to all the submitters of abstracts that have been received! 
 
We are looking forward to an exciting programme at LACC4 in Mexico! "Whole Grains: Just for the Health of It" by Julie Jones or "Flour safety, challenges and innovation" by Gordon Smith or "Maize-based food and nutritional security in the developing world" by B.M. Prasanna are just three examples for the exciting programme lined up - find more speakers in the agenda at http://cereals2018.cimmyt.org/

See you soon in Mexico! 

We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission is open for DF18 - the 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference4-6 June 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Dietary fibre is increasingly becoming a hot topic with its key role for the human gut microbiome contributing to major benefits for health and well-being. Its potential for replacing sugar and fat in a range of products and the availability of new fibre ingredients and products with specific benefits, both for health and sensory aspects underlines the importance of dietary fibre in science and technology.

DF18 covers all sources of dietary fibre and their diversity regarding impact on food structure, the human gut microbiome and health, including state-of-the art reviews by authoritative speakers and updates on new developments in major international projects.

Early bird registration and abstract submission for poster presentation is still open!

ICC Members benefit from significantly reduced registration fees. Not a member yet? Join the ICC family

Looking to put your company and its competences in the focus of the global dietary fibre sector? Chose from the attractive sponsorship packages and showcase to a targeted international audience!

All details can be found under www.dietaryfibre.org

ICC welcomes GlycoSpot as new ICC Corporate member!

ICC welcomes GlycoSpot as new ICC Corporate member! GlycoSpot is a biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of assay kits for carbohydrate active enzymes based on the industry-standard 96 well format. Enzymes are essential components of many industrial processes and are increasingly regarded as attractive alternatives to traditional chemical-based processing since they are effective, environmentally benign, cost effective, and precise in their mode of action.

There is a vast diversity of industrially relevant enzymes in nature (especially in microorganisms) and recent advances in nucleotide sequencing have enabled enzyme producers and academics to mine genomes for enzyme-encoding genes. However, there is currently a serious deficiency in technologies for empirically screening the activities of expressed enzymes and culture broths. This has created a bottleneck in enzyme discovery programmes. GlycoSpot assay kits tackle this bottleneck and release the potential of enzyme technology The company is based on knowhow developed at the University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the founders have over 30 years combined experience in the field and extensive collaboration with academic and industrial partners. http://www.glycospot.dk/index.html

Raise your voice on whole grains – join the 6th International Whole Grain Summit! The key international conference on whole grains organised by ICC in cooperation with HGF and University of Minnesota will take place in Vienna from 13 – 15 November 2017 and will use this global reach to establish networks and define action plans to stimulate increased consumption of whole grains and other healthy cereal ingredients. This Summit will be one of a kind as it will include updates on the latest in science/technology, nutrition and health, business, marketing and regulatory perspectives as well as active discussion sessions in the World Café format leading to a "Declaration on Whole Grains". Participants will not only get state-of-the-art information but also have the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the future of whole grain! The Whole Grain Summit will be a platform to promote and encourage researchers presenting innovative or exceptional work in the field of whole grains. The best posters will be awarded and may be presented in plenary and there will also be a Young Scientist Award (sponsored by Quaker) a Best Poster Award (sponsored by Nestlé) and an ICC Award for Wholegrain Research (sponsored by ICC-Austria) granted for exceptional work in the field! Registration is still open. An attractive ICC membership and registration package is also being offered. Tailor your ideal exhibition and sponsorship package with us! Take advantage of this opportunity and bring your company in the focus of the global grain and food sector. View more details and get involved today – go to www.wholegrainsummit.comWe look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

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