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Food science and technology webinar separates fact from fiction

By Mike Stones , 02-Jan-2013
Last updated on 02-Jan-2013 at 14:18 GMT2013-01-02T14:18:14Z

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging food science and technology topics onto a more secure scientific footing – within a framework of consumer acceptability.

To help separate the myth from the reality surrounding controversial scientific topics, such as genetic modification (GM) and nanotechnology, we have enlisted the help of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), consumer watchdog Which? and Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

FSA chief scientist

Our line-up of expert speakers will include FSA chief scientist Andrew Wadge, Which? chief policy adviser Sue Davies and LFR principal consumer analyst Nicole Patterson.

Each speaker will give a short online presentation followed by a live question and answer session. Wadge will deal the regulatory aspects of food science and technology while Davies will offer a consumers’ perspective. Patterson will present research analysing consumers’ reaction to the way scientific developments are presented.

To book your place for this free webinar, register here . The webinar, which starts at 11am GMT, will run for one hour. Towards the end, our question and answer session will allow you to put questions directly to our key speakers by email.

Alternatively, you can email questions in advance to We will choose the best questions to ask our expert team.

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