FAO and the US National Cattlemen’s Beef

Press Release – GoTrace

High-level representatives from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the US National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will join local scientists, food producers, retailers and consumer groups at the GoTrace Symposium — Te Papa, Wellington …FAO and the US National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to speak in New Zealand

High-level representatives from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the US National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will join local scientists, food producers, retailers and consumer groups at the GoTrace Symposium — Te Papa, Wellington July 19-20. Registrations are still available.

“We’re excited to have representatives of two critically important international organisations– ones that influence the way food is traded” said Dr Helen Darling, Chair of the Symposium. “This year’s GoTrace symposium will have strong representation from the science, producer and regulatory sectors. It’s vital to understand that origin and traceability are driven from consumer, food safety and trade perspectives. No conference would be complete without addressing each area.”

Dr Elizabeth Parker, Chief Veterinarian, US National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will provide a scientific perspective from one of the world’s largest marketing and trade associations. The US-NCBA represents over one million cattle ranchers in America.

Joining Dr Parker will be Mr Modibo Traoré, Assistant Director-General in charge of Agriculture and Consumer Protection at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of efforts of the United Nations FAO. The FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. Mr Traoré will address the FAO’s involvement in traceability at a global level.

According to Dr Darling, “The involvement of both the FAO and NCBA underscore the importance of origin and traceability in global food production and trade”. This symposium has been generously sponsored by Oritain, the University of Otago, DKSH, Westpac, GNS Science, Hill Laboratories and Industrial Research Ltd.

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