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[ News ]  Connecting to the World Seminar Series: Australia's Food Supply – Safe and Nutritious - 2015-10-29
Safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.  Therefore, it is not difficult to understand why people are paying more and more attention to it nowadays!
 
Dr Marion Healy, Deputy CEO and Chief Scientist of Food Standards Australia New Zealand, invited to speak at a seminar held at THEi on 29 October, shared with VTC’s staff and students Australia’s approach to ensuring the on-going safety and nutritional adequacy of the food supply.
 
She introduced Australia’s empirical food regulatory system and standard, which are among the world’s best, and supplemented the background with vivid real cases for easy understanding.  The audience, mainly comprising students from THEi’s Food Science and Safety Programme and IVE’s Applied Nutritional Studies and Community Health Care for Senior Citizens programmes, was inspired by the comprehensive and vivid presentation by Dr Healy
 
Dr Healy came to Hong Kong for one week by invitation under the Sponsored Visitors Programme operated by the Information Services Department, HKSAR.  According to the guidelines of this programme, only prominent figure excelled in his/her field with public influence would be invited!  She was referred to the VTC by the Australian Consulate-General and has kindly agreed to spare the only free morning during the tightly packed schedule for the seminar.  This is indeed the honour of VTC!