Food & Beverage Focus 2009 to discuss Biotechnology applications in the sector
& Beverage Focus 2009 to discuss Biotechnology applications in
The use of biotechnology (BT), which initially was employed in the
traditional food processing sector in the form of home-made fermented
cheese and yoghurt, is now one of the frontline technologies in food
and beverage and dietary supplements sectors. Resultantly, several food
and supplement segments have transformed into high value markets.
Diverse technologies such as gene modification, transfer, in-vitro
vegetative propagation of plants, to name a few, have been used in
agriculture in order to improve crop yield and create disease resistant
Food & Beverage Focus 2009, to be held on July 24 at
Intercontinental the Lalit in Mumbai, will he plunging into such topics
surrounding the biotechnology trends, associated safety hazards and
leveraging BT in the industry. The event is being organised by Frost
& Sullivan and the theme would be "Biotechnology applications
in F&B sector and dietary supplements sector."
Biotechnology is being extended to the processed food and dietary
supplements sector with the objective to improve quality, yield, and
efficiency of end products. With the increase in demand for functional
/ value-added foods, beverages and supplements in India, BT plays an
important role in accelerating the segment through invention of key
functional ingredients such as enzymes,amino acids, vitamins, Omega-3,
probiotics, prebiotics, etc.
The idea of this summit is to bring together industry players in the
food and beverage and dietary supplements industry across the entire
value chain to discuss key issues and developments.
This knowledge sharing platform by Frost & Sullivan will
provide an opportunity to discuss current developments/trends in the
food, beverage and dietary supplements sectors. The summit will provide
an ideal platform for food processors to interact with key
decision-makers in the value chain.
The industry players could benefit by leveraging new technologies and
gaining insights into the future growth and scope of biotechnical
dvances. The discussion would lay special emphasis on customer
requirements and anticipated product developments in the market
Innovation and global trends would be another area of discussion.