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CFI Food System Summit Looks at How to Improve Trust in the U.S. Food Supply

By: Lindsey Loving Date: 9/10/10

Consumers’ interest in where their food comes from has been on the rise in recent years, and along with it, questions about whether we can trust our food and those that regulate it. Despite our food supply being safer than ever before, increased awareness and knowledge, as well as 24/7 access to information, has fed a growing need for answers to questions and concerns about the health and safety of our food supply. The 5th Annual Center for Food Integrity (CFI) Food System Summit in Chicago, IL on October 5 and 6, 2010, will attempt to address this phenomenon, with a theme that is appropriately titled, "Can We Trust Our Food?" The program features top food safety and nutrition experts and other leaders in the field engaging in interactive discussions on issues currently impacting public perceptions of nutrition, food safety, agriculture and food production, with the goal of identifying ways to build consumer trust and confidence in our food supply. 

IFIC will host two sessions on Food Safety and Nutrition, looking at putting food safety and nutrition risks into perspective (What is the actual risk and where does it fall in relation to other risks?), and avoiding unintended consequences of broad-based dietary recommendations (Is advice to consume only fresh fruits and vegetables the best advice? Or is it more important to get the nutrients, whether from fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables?). 

The Summit is open to anyone who is interested in food, food safety and nutrition issues, including members of the agricultural and food production industries, health professionals, academia, and other food and nutrition stakeholders. In addition, the Summit will be eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit for attending Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)!  

Advance registration is required and space is limited, so register now and enter the Promo code "2010ific". Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, please use Promo code "2010diet" (You will be required to enter your ADA member number to get the special rate). Register by Monday, September 13 to get the conference hotel room rate! 

Please share this invitation with friends and colleagues who you think may be interested in attending. 

For additional information about the Summit, please visit: http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=2010_CFI_Food_System_Summit_Can_We_Trust_Our_Food_ 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Summit partners include Center for Food Integrity (CFI), International Food Information Council (IFIC), and the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR).

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Re: Can We Trust Our Food? That is the Question

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By healthpro plus air purifier on   Friday, October 01, 2010

Re: Can We Trust Our Food? That is the Question

How can food that is heavily laced with omega-6 fats be safe? For at least the past hundred years industrialized nations have increasingly replaced traditional animal fats in the food supply with seed oil products rich in omega-6 with a concomitant increase in chronic inflammatory diseases and depressive disorders. Yet, as early as 1999 National Institutes of Health scientists were recommending that Americans reduce their intake of omega-6. www.jacn.org/cgi/content/full/18/5/487 They noted: "The adverse effects of too much arachidonic acid and its eicosanoids can be avoided by two interdependent dietary changes. First, the amount of plant oils rich in LA, the parent compound of the omega-6 class, which is converted to AA, needs to be reduced. Second, simultaneously the omega-3 PUFAs need to be increased in the diet. LA can be converted to arachidonic acid and the enzyme, {Delta}-6 desaturase, necessary to desaturate it, is the same one necessary to desaturate LNA, the parent compound of the omega-3 class; each competes with the other for this desaturase. The presence of LNA in the diet can inhibit the conversion of the large amounts of LA in the diets of Western industrialized countries which contain too much dietary plant oils rich in omega-6 PUFAs (e.g. corn, safflower, and soybean oils). The increase of LNA, together with EPA and DHA, and reduction of vegetable oils with high LA content, are necessary to achieve a healthier diet in these countries."

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