Dedicated Analytical Solutions
Grain network

23-07-2012

FOSS seminar showcases sustainable food solutions

FOSS held one of its regular ‘Directions’ seminars earlier this year to capture and share knowledge about the application of routine analysis in food production.

The event was held in Queenstown, New Zealand and was hosted by FOSS in the Pacific Region.

FOSS Pacific general manager Paul Slupecki said: “Gathering key customers together with FOSS specialists creates a real positive and inspiring atmosphere, with plenty of robust and constructive dialogue.  The customer presentations showcasing the work being done ‘at the coal face’ were a real eye opener and a definite highlight – there are a lot of people out there doing amazing work with FOSS instruments.”

The need for improved efficiency in the food supply was outlined by global thought leader Dr Keith Suter of the ‘Global Directions’ think tank (www.global-directions.com) with a satellite view of factors threatening the food supply. He presented recommendations for action including improved food security based on key components of water food, fibre and fuel, more scientific research and less waste in the supply chain.

The session on the new instruments featuring live demonstrations created excitement and discussion.   The technical presentations by local and overseas FOSS specialists were also well received and appreciated, as was the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues in further detail.    

“Overall, the conference was a great example of how we continue to work closely with our customers, and strive to maximise the value we bring to our partnership with them,” said Slupecki.

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