Food of future on campus

Last updated 12:00 18/06/2014

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Whether it's 3-D printers in the kitchen or feeding the masses in the future - international experts are coming to Manawatu to talk about the latest thinking and trends in the food industry.

To celebrate 50 years of Massey University offering the Bachelor of Food Technology, it is hosting a symposium on June 30.

Alumni, staff, lecturers, industry leaders and international speakers will gather at the Manawatu campus to hear about the future of food.

Massey University Professor Richard Archer will be predicting a future where 3-D printers are commonplace in kitchens and more ready-to-eat factory-prepared processed meals are shipped around the world.

Learning to convert food raw materials into the food products people want, without refining and heavy processing, would be the task faced by future food technologists, Archer says.

Dr Janet Collins, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in the US, will be providing a global perspective on how food science and technology can help feed an estimated world population of 9 billion by 2050.

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- Manawatu Standard

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