Press Release 10/2007

Tomorrow’s Foods

Professor Gerhard Rechkemmer Will Speak to the Public

Foods and nutrition in the future - a presentation covering this topic will be made by Professor Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer on Monday, October 15, 8 p.m. at the Universität Karlsruhe, lecture hall 37 (Englerstraße 7, building 20.40). The president of the Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Food addresses all citizens, who are interested in healthy nutrition and wish to inform themselves about changes in the foods offered and the nutrition behavior. Rechkemmer: “A tendency towards food that does not only supply us with nutrients, but also promotes health can be observed today already.”

The presentation is part of the two-days symposium “Fungi - Toxins - Food” organized by the “Food and Health” project on October 15 and 16 at the Institute for Applied Biological Sciences of the Universität Karlsruhe. The symposium will focus on molds and their toxins as well as on their risks. The research project funded by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Universität Karlsruhe is aimed at bundling all competencies in the field of food safety in the region of Karlsruhe.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Altogether, it has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million Euros. In the KIT, both partners are bundling their scientific competences and capacities, establishing optimum research structures, and developing joint strategies and visions.

The KIT will be an institution of internationally excellent research and lecturing in natural and engineering sciences. KIT shall attract the best experts from all over the world, set new standards in lecturing and promotion of young scientists, and establish the leading European center in the field of energy research. KIT will assume a leading role in nanosciences worldwide. It is the objective of KIT to be one of the most important cooperation partners of industry.

Angelika Schukraft

October 12, 2007


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