UMT Holds 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Wednesday, February 22 2023
School of Food and Agricultural Sciences (SFAS) organized the first two-day international conference on emerging trends in functional foods and nutraceuticals.
Rector UMT Dr. Asif Raza, Director General UMT Professor Abid Sherwani, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan Kashif Anwar, Professor Dr. M. Iqbal Chaudhry and Dean School of Food and Agricultural Sciences Dr. Nauman Khalid specially participated in the conference.
A large number of scholars, researchers, faculty and students were also present on this occasion. More than 30 research papers on food science topics were also presented at the conference.
Dean SFAS Dr. Nauman Khalid welcomed all the speakers and guests and thanked them for their participation. He said that in the current situation, we have to solve the challenges related to organic food and the purpose of this conference is to bring experts and researchers together for the best solution.
President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan Kashif Anwar, while expressing his views, said that UMT is doing the development of the country and the nation in the real sense by organizing conferences on such important topics. He said that we have to improve our food industry which will not only improve the health conditions of the people but also improve domestic exports. He said that we have to reduce the rate of diseases in people through functional foods.
Director General UMT Professor Abid Sherwani thanked the scholars and researchers for joining the conference. He said that we have to develop more in this sector in view of the emerging trends of functional foods. Professor Abid said that we have to take our industry of 100 million to 1 billion so that we can improve the health of the nation and stop the spread of various diseases through functional and nutraceuticals.
Rector UMT Dr. Asif Raza while addressing the audience congratulated Dean Dr. Nauman Khalid and his team for organizing a successful conference. He said that we need to innovatively upgrade the food industry keeping in view the emerging trends in functional foods and nutraceuticals. Dr. Asif further said that more research needs to be done in the food sector so that not only quality food can be provided to the people but also the country's economy can improve. He suggested future collaborative efforts with the industry for developing novel and innovative solutions to address malnutrition and community health.
At the end of the ceremony, Rector UMT Dr. Asif Raza and Prof. Abid Sherwani also presented souvenirs to Kashif Anwar and Dr. M. Iqbal.