iso-food conference 2023

Reflecting on the Success of the 2nd ISO-FOOD Symposium

The 2nd ISO-FOOD Symposium, which took place in the serene coastal town of Portorož, Slovenia, from April 24-26, 2023, was a landmark event in the field of food integrity. This gathering was a testament to the collective efforts of experts from around the globe, who came together to address the complexities of our food systems.

Milena Horvat | Head of the department of Enviromental Sciences at The Josef Stefan Institute discusses the Merfish project.

The symposium delved into the intricate narratives of food, encompassing cultural, economic, and scientific dimensions. Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming threats of climate change, the event focused on strengthening food supply chains and ensuring the quality of food production.

ISO-FOOD Conference

"...converging to push the envelope in isotopic and chemical food analysis".

The ERA Chair ISO-FOOD, the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Jožef Stefan Institute, and the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School organized the symposium. It was a platform for a diverse group of researchers, scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders, all converging to push the envelope in isotopic and chemical food analysis.

Merfish at Iso-Food.

Merfish team at iso-food

International partners meet .

Event: 2nd ISO-FOOD Symposium
Date: April 24-26, 2023
Location: Portorož, Slovenia

The symposium’s schedule was filled with enriching learning experiences and opportunities for knowledge exchange. Through keynote speeches and research sessions, the event facilitated a dynamic sharing of ideas and information. Topics discussed included food authenticity, traceability, and the integration of new technologies in ensuring food safety.

Sustainability was a recurring theme, highlighting the importance of alternative food sources and the need for environmentally friendly food production practices. The symposium served as a forum for discussing how cutting-edge technologies can contribute to sustainable food systems that are beneficial for both people and the planet.

The 2nd ISO-FOOD Symposium was not just an ordinary conference; it was a collaborative commitment towards enhancing food safety and quality on a global scale. The event was a call to action for all attendees to continue the dialogue and apply the knowledge gained to make a positive impact on food systems worldwide.