Mérieux NutriSciences has released the 5th edition of the Better Foods for Better Health white paper following the symposium at Les Pensières Conference Center in April. It provides insight from 30 leaders in science and industry on the growing role and potential of gut microbiota to improve health.
Organised by Fondation Mérieux, the Better Foods for Better Health forum brought together more than 100 global experts from academia, international organisations, non government organisations (NGO), as well as regulatory authorities and industry.
This 5th Better Foods for Better Health symposium produced a number of messages about the emerging field of microbiota, including:
- The therapeutic potential of microbiota based intervention to address obesity
- Food, notably dietary fiber, to promote anti-inflammatory mechanisms, supporting the view that diet is the key environmental factor that modulates both gut microbiota and body weight
- Deprivation may lead to a disease-promoting microbiota and further research is necessary to investigate possible probiotic or prebiotic approaches to address undernutrition
Food safety and nutrition are major global public health challenges. There is an increasing awareness that good nutrition is key to building and sustaining health and well-being. The Better Foods for Better Health series of symposiums is dedicated to sharing the latest scientific developments in nutrition in both developed and developing countries. Valuable insight from industry is provided, placing the consumer at the centre of the dialogue between scientific evidence and public policy makers.
Mérieux NutriSciences’ President and CEO Philippe Sans stated: "Mérieux NutriSciences supports initiatives to advance the fields of food safety and nutrition for the consumers’ well-being. Microbiota is and has been for a few years a topic of growing interest in the scientific community, and we are very pleased to generate discussion in this community with events like Better Foods for Better Health".
Increasing dialogue between the scientific community, regulatory, nutrition, and industry stakeholders is a top priority. Mérieux NutriSciences is proud to contribute to this dialogue with Fondation Mérieux.