December 2, 2016 Contact:Charles L. Wilson, Ph.D. Founder/Chairman & CEO World Food Preservation Center® LLC firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldfoodpreservationcenter.com (304) 279-4029
WORLD FOOD PRESERVATION CENTER® LLC HONORED AT INTERNATIONAL POSTHARVEST CONGRESS IN INDIA The World Food Preservation Center® LLC was honored at an International Congress on "Post-Harvest Technologies of Agricultural Produce for Sustainable Food and Nutritional Security" that was held in Lucknow, India November 10-12 2016. The congress was organized by Integral University, the UP Council of Agricultural Research, and the U.P. Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Charles L. Wilson, Founder of the World Food Preservation Center® LLC was the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the congress and received an award for the World Food Preservation Center® LLC that was presented by the Honorable Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik and Professor S. W. Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Integral University (photo included). Dr. Wilson later presented the keynote address at the congress on “Increasing the world’s food supply by reducing post-harvest losses and waste.”
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC is presently comprised of twenty-four major research universities and two major research institutes on six continents. It is leading a “Food Preservation Revolution TM” to fill the postharvest “Skill Gap” and “Technology Gap” that exists in developing countries for the postharvest preservation of food. Presently one-third of the food that is produced globally is lost between the time that it is harvested and consumed. In developing countries these postharvest losses can reach as much as 50% of the harvested crop. With climate change set to exacerbate both postharvest food losses and world hunger it is important that we act now to combat a worldwide food shortage crisis.
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC is addressing postharvest food losses and hunger in developing countries by promoting graduate education (M.S. and Ph.D.) for young student/scientists from developing countries in the latest technologies for the postharvest preservation of food and having them conduct research on much needed new technologies for postharvest food preservation. The World Food Preservation Center® LLC, in conjunction with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), is publishing postharvest texts/reference books on the postharvest preservation of food for developing countries and organizing continent-wide conferences on the postharvest preservation of food.
Dr. Charles L. Wilson receiving an award to the World Food Preservation Center® LLC from the Honorable Governor of the State of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik and Professor S. W. Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of Integral University.