Food Composition and Biodiversity

Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 21-24, 2007

Coordination: Elizabete Wenzel Menezes and Franco M. Lajolo

University of Sao Paulo (USP) / BRASILFOODS

FAO International Expert Consultation
on Indicator Development for Nutrition and Biodiversity

Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 21, 2007

Coordination: Barbara Burlingame

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Upon invitation only



All scientific aspects of the composition of human foods will be considered, including new methods of analysis; data on composition of foods; studies on the production, compilation and dissemination of food composition data; studies on the statistics and distribution of such data and data systems; and studies related to data use, including nutritional epidemiology, clinical research, biodiversity, ecosystems, food security and food trade

Biodiversity will be the dominant theme, and therefore research papers on the composition of wild, underutilized and uncommon species and varieties will be given particular attention, as will papers on ecosystems and environmental influences on composition and the contributions of these foods to nutritional improvements


The final program has been decided by the Scientific Advisory Committee and it consists of oral presentations and poster sessions

Official language

The official language of the Conference is English. There will be no simultaneous translation during the Conference