Biotechnology-Derived Nutritious Foods for Developing Countries: Needs, Opportunities, and Barriers

Bouis HE, Lineback D, Schneeman B (Editors)

On 15-17 January 2002, a distinguished group of international experts convened to review current scientific information on nutrition needs in developing countries and food-based approaches, including modern biotechnology, that could be used to address these problems. This workshop, “Biotechnology- Derived Nutritious Foods for Developing Countries: Needs, Opportunities, and Barriers,” was organized by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) through its Human Nutrition Institute and its International Food Biotechnology Committee, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (a multidisciplinary research and education program established in 1996 by the US Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland).

The proceedings of this workshop include the expanded abstracts from the plenary sessions as well as a summary developed from small-group discussions, which were then summarized and prioritized by the whole group. The summary was reviewed by all participants.

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