How do we choose what to eat? Many consumers are strongly influenced by previous nutrition decisions and habits, even if these have not proven to be optimal. Psychological influences to some extent are often determined simply by the way that product information is presented -even the name of a food product, whether it “sounds” healthful or not – influences our choice. The scary truth is that food fraud is becoming more and more prevalent in the Caribbean and foods we eat every day are packed with things that are not supposed to be there. How can this be changed? There are frequent calls for a “transformation in the minds of consumers” – away from cheap, fatty, and sugary foods and toward nutritionally sound, healthy diets. At the Fifth Annual Food Law Conference we aim to focus on encouraging all stakeholders in the Food Industry to take up the challenge to be better educated and more thoroughly informed about making your Product in the highest standard there is to reach any market around the globe.
Meet Our Global and Local Speakers 2019
Dr. Long Wang
Dr. Wang received his medical degrees from Hebei Medical University with a focus on radiation oncology. He holds a PhD in nutrition from Purdue University and conducted postdoctoral research at University of California, Davis Medical Center before becoming a professor. Currently, Dr. Wang works in the nutrition and dietetics program at California State University, Long Beach.
Mr. Dustin Moore
Mr. Moore's academic career started at his hometown community college of Moorpark college, before he transferred to Brigham Young University where he completed his B.S. in Dietetics, with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, Mr. Moore and his wife moved to California to begin supervised practice and graduate work at CSU Long Beach, where he completed his M.S. in Nutritional Science and became a registered dietitian. He's currently working full time as a Dietetic Internship Coordinator and Lecturer for CSU Long Beach while also completing his doctorate in public health at UC Irvine with a focus on disease prevention. Mr. Moore also work part time as a professional contributor for Introwellness.com.
Ms. Ena Harvey
Ms. Angela Knight
Ms. Harvey currently serves as Representative of the IICA (InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) Delegation in Barbados. Since 2002 she has led the Institute’s initiatives in agrotourism in Barbados, and at the hemispheric level in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is IICA’s representative on the CTO Board of Directors and has served as Vice-Chair on the CTO Sustainable Tourism Committee.
Ms. Angela Eunice Knight is an Attorney-at-Law who lives and workds in Barbados. She has been an Attorney-at-Law for over 20 years, being a 1996 graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Knight was called to the Bar in Barbados in 1996 and subsequantly to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago. She has spent most of her time working at the public bar in Barbados as an Attorney-at-Law in various Ministries. Ministry of Housing and Lands (Legal Unit), Ministry of Labour, Ministry of International Business and Ministry of Finance.
Here are just a few of the exciting events to encounter at the CFLI21 Conference:
Opening Gala, Award Ceremony and Networking
Open Exhibitiop and Workshops
Exciting and Informative Sessions from industry speakers
Product Development Competition