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Brussels May 2005:
Economics workshop: Future food for thought: the economic impact of trends in obesity and diabetes in the EU. Report from workshop 1

The first of two workshops to disseminate key findings from the Economic Sciences workpackage of the Lipgene project was held at the Hotel Bedford in Brussels on 25th May 2005.

The workshop discussed the economic implications of obesity, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome and current EU activities concerning nutrition. Dr James Fry, coordinator of the Lipgene economic sciences workpackage, presented data concerning the cost implications of modifications to animal nutrition and of plant biotechnologies which could be applied to help reduce the economic burden associated with the metabolic syndrome.

For further details of the programme please view the attached workshop flyer. An overview of the presentations and speakers slides are also attached below.
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