| Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective (1987) |
INFOODS is a collaboration of individuals and organizations interested in food composition data. It is co-ordinated by a secretariat based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, internationally supported by the United Nations University, and funded primarily by the United States agencies of the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, and the US Department of Agriculture. Thanks are given to all these agencies for their assistance in holding this meeting.
Additional thanks are due to Professor Gaurth Hansen and his colleagues, Professors Carol Windham and Bonita Wyse, and their staffs at Utah State University for their efforts in the organization and arrangements, and in making the conference enjoyable as well as productive.
This report details the ideas, discussions, and recommendations of a very diverse group of individuals, drawn from quite different disciplines and situations. Since the meeting, the secretariat of INFOODS has been using the results of these discussions to organize its priorities, and to help start new activities. An indication of the importance of this meeting is that steps have been taken to implement each of their recommendations. Thus, the INFOODS secretariat, and indeed the community, owe special thanks to the participants, who gave of their time and ideas to meet and help chart the course of INFOODS.
William M. Rand,