February 2017

The ILSI Research Foundation brings scientists together to improve environmental sustainability and human health. Discover in our monthly newsletter how we are advancing, disseminating and translating science into proactive solutions.

2016 Annual Report Available
The ILSI Research Foundation has a commitment to international work. As such, we benefit from close interactions with the network of ILSI branches around the globe, as we try to address critical issues of public health concern. In 2016, we focused on a new Global Nutrition Strategy and expanding our work on environmental risk assessment to look at gene drive technologies for mosquito control. 
Welcome to our New Trustees

The ILSI Research Foundation Board of Trustees provides strategic oversight and guidance to ensure that the Foundation’s mission is being achieved in a sustainable manner, through the adoption of sound governance and financial management policies, and by ensuring resources are adequate and properly applied. We are proud to have a distinguished and dedicated group of professionals with a wide range of scientific expertise and experience on our Board, and are pleased to introduce our newest Trustees, Dr. Eija Pehu (World Bank, Consultant) and Dr. Sue Meek (Principal, Sue Meek & Associates and Honorary Professor, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University) who joined the Board in January 2017.

Presentations Posted from Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food Systems

The ILSI Research Foundation session, Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food Systems, explored drivers of food choice in low and middle income countries. E xperts shared their research and perspectives on how we might address the challenge of feeding a burgeoning urban population both sustainably and nutritiously.
Open Access to Four Food and Feed Safety Protein Monographs 

Monographs reviewing the food safety information for Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac, EPSPS and PAT proteins, commonly used in genetically engineered plants are now available. These summary documents provide an information resource for regulators and scientists who may not have ready access to the data in existing regulatory dossiers.