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Feeding for Health in the 21st Century: Innovation in The Food Industry and Agriculture

Date:

12/06/2016


Feeding for Health in the 21st Century: Innovation in The Food Industry and Agriculture

A talk by Daniela Barile, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator at UC Davis.
As part of the 2016 "International Week of Italian Cuisine."

At the macro level, we face one of our greatest global challenges: feeding a growing world population while, at the same time, reducing our impact on the environment and decreasing the incidence of diet-related chronic diseases. This grand challenge can only be met by building a more comprehensive understanding of food through research and then bringing this knowledge to practice through innovation.

Yet, many of the most promising solutions to our grand food and health challenges are found at the micro level. In particular, regarding human health, much attention today focuses on the functional ability to modulate the composition of the human gut microbiota. Innovative research by the Barilla Lab at UC Davis and others has shown that by-products such as prebiotic oligosaccharides from agro-food chains can be captured and valorized, creating new opportunities for promoting human health while also reducing waste.

To learn more about Prof. Barile: http://barilelab.ucdavis.edu/Members/dbarile

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Information

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Consolato Generale d'Italia

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco

1237