For more than four decades, the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has fostered the international cooperation and exchange of knowledge among food scientists, food technologists, and other specialists. IUFoST continues this activity with the presentation of its 12th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Feeding the World—Opportunities Without Boundaries, which will be held on July 16–20, 2003, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel, Chicago, Ill., immediately following the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2003 Annual Meeting & Food Expo®.

World Congress Program Addresses Feeding the WorldThe World Congress is being hosted by IFT, and we encourage everyone who will be attending the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo on July 12–16 to stay a few days extra to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge being presented during the World Congress, and encourage those who were planning to attend only the World Congress to come a few days earlier and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge being presented during the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. IFT has extended an offer to Congress delegates to attend the IFT Food Expo on July 15 and 16 at no extra charge.

This year’s Congress will consist of plenary lectures and related discussions, symposia, round table discussions, poster sessions, and more. Here is the program for the Congress as of press time. For more information on the program and how to register, visit the Congress Web site at