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The Forum, based in Europe and with links worldwide, is an active network of universities, institutes and industries interested in grain and grain based products. Its vision is that whole grain and high fibre grain-based foods assist consumers in health maintenance worldwide, help reduce health care costs and provide added value for companies in the production chain from farm to fork. The forum is formulating priorities for research communications activities, with the overall aim of increasing consumers' intake of protective components in whole grains.

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Recent news and publications

Just published: The new Healthgrain Forum whole-grain food definition

The new Healthgrain Forum definition, published in the July 2017 issue of Advances in Nutrition will pave the way towards clearer labelling on food packaging. For more information see the press release and https://www.healthgrain.org/activities/whole_grain. The published paper is available for free download at http://advances.nutrition.org/content/8/4/525.abstract. The definition recommends that a food may be labelled as whole grain’ if it contains at least 30 % whole-grain ingredients in the overall product and more whole grain than refined grain, both on a dry weight basis.

This builds on the widely recognised ‘whole grain definition’, for whole grain as a raw material and ingredient published by the Healthgrain Forum in 2014. For more information see https://www.healthgrain.org/activities/whole_grain .

Whole Grain Summit 2017 - Vienna, 13-15 November 2017 - Registration and Poster abstract submission now open!

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The 6th International Whole Grain Summit is the key international conference on whole grains and will use this global reach to establish networks and define action plans to stimulate increased consumption of whole grains and other healthy cereal ingredients.

This Summit will be one of a kind as it will include updates on the latest in science/technology, nutrition and health, business, marketing and regulatory perspectives as well as active discussion sessions in the World Café format leading to a concrete action plan for increasing whole grain consumption.  Participants will not only get state-of-the-art information but also have the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the future of whole grain!

Registration is now open – be an Early Bird and benefit from a reduced registration rate! HGF members benefit form a discounted registration rate. View more details and register today https://www.wholegrainsummit.com/registration

Abstract submission for poster presentation is also now open! Submit your work to the core topics of the conference:

* Breeding and technology
* Communication and regulatory issues
* Nutrition and health
* Other related topics

The Whole Grain Summit will be a platform to promote and encourage researchers presenting innovative or exceptional work in the field of whole grains and will thus include best poster awards in their recognition!

To submit your poster abstracts, please go to https://www.wholegrainsummit.com/abstracts