15th IUFoST Congress. Over 1700 delegates participated at this Congress and a total of 220 oral presentations and over 800 posters contributed to making it a world class event.
The five-day conference, arranged by the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST), is the world's leading food science conference, and has attracted top researchers, policy makers, and food companies from 79 countries to discuss the latest developments in producing and storing food.
"This international body (the IUFoST) needs to be acting in the way the International Panel on Climate Change did and go to the UN and say we need action to conserve the ecosystem services that the world produces," said Sir David, who is now director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
Ecosystem services is a term used to describe the benefits we get from ecosystems such as grazing land and fresh water.
Professor Linus Opara of the South African Chair in Postharvest Technology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa gave a presentation on "Mapping and reducing postharvest food losses: the overlooked strategy in addressing food and nutritional security."