Cargill welcomes the next generation of food scientists in Vilvoorde, Belgium
Cargill has welcomed the five finalists of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology’s (EFFOST) Student of the Year award to its European Research and Development centre in Vilvoorde, Belgium. The all expense paid two day visit was part of the Cargill sponsored award package which the five students received.
During their visit, the students had the opportunity to present their prize winning work and receive feedback and questions from Cargill’s food technologists.
Luis Fernandez, head of Cargill’s food technology applications for Europe, who hosted the visit of the students and was a member of the award judging panel said: “We were delighted to welcome the students to our R&D centre and help them build their future in food science.”
Fernandez continued: “As scientific research is an integral part of Cargill’s food ingredients capabilities, we recognise that our continued success depends on the development of the next generation of food scientists. By inviting and helping to nurture these bright young minds, we wanted to acknowledge the outstanding results that they have made and continue to encourage their development in this industry.”
The five students received recognition from EFFOST for either writing a paper accepted for publication in a peer reviewed food science journal or obtaining a patent (based on their work) in the field of food science. The award was open to European students currently studying for either a BSc/MSc in food science or technology disciplines.
Cargill supports training and schooling to improve skills in science, technology and engineering and partners with higher education institutions that provide access to the best people and ideas relevant to the worlds we serve: agriculture, food and risk management.
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26 January 2012