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Edward Asselbergs

Edward Anton Maria Asselbergs was a Dutch-Canadian food chemist famous for inventing the modern process of producing instant mashed potato flakes. He was raised in the Netherlands where he received his undergraduate degree, but fled to Canada with his family during the second world war. He received a masters degree from Guelph and the University of Toronto and a doctorate from Cornell. His 1955 thesis was "studies on ascorbic acid synthesis in apple leaves" Cornell: 1955, 304 pages. In 1960, while working for the Canadian Department of Agriculture in Ottawa Agriculture Canada, he developed a process of making instant mashed potato flakes, and filed a patent on the process Canadian patent 3260607, July 1966. The product reached the market in 1962. Another of his inventions at the time was an infrared apple peeler. He later worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, moving to Italy where he became chief of the technical division, an important component of the Green Revolution. He retired in 1985. He has 5 children, two girls and three boys.


Charles Brennan

Charles Brennan is a Professor of Food Science at Lincoln University, New Zealand where he is a member of the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Brennans research interests lie in the interface between food science and human nutrition with a particular interest in how bio-active ingredients and processing manipulate the nutritional quality of foods, in particular, the role of plant dietary fibre in manipulating the glycaemic response. Brennan is a graduate of London University, Wye College BSc in Applied Plant Science and Kings College London Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition. During his career, he has also worked at Durham University UK, Plymouth University UK, Massey University NZ and Manchester Metropolitan University UK. He currently serves as Editor in chief for the journal International Journal of Molecular Sciences, and International Journal of Food Science & Technology and in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre.


Ricardo Bressani

Cesar Ricardo Bressani Castignoli was a Guatemalan food scientist. Born in Guatemala City, he received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree from the University of Dayton in 1948. In 1951, he received a masters degree from Iowa State University. In the same year, he returned to Guatemala where he worked at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, INCAP. In 1952, he received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation to study biochemistry at Purdue University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1956. Afterwards, he reincorporated to the INCAP, this time as the Head of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Food until 1993. In 1983, Dr. Bressani became one of the 42 founding members of the Third World Academy of Sciences, known today as The World Academy of Sciences. In the 1990s, Dr. Bressani was the editor-in-chief of the journal Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion. He was also an associate editor of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin. In 1992, he arrived to the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, and in 1998, he founded the Center for the Studies of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Bressani wrote more than 300 publications in many scholarly international journals. Dr. Bressani performed an investigation on practical solutions to nutritional problems within the population of Guatemala and the rest of Central America. His experiments lead to the creation and production of Incaparina, a nutritional supplement based on a mixture of corn flour, soy flour, cottonseed meal, and Torula yeast. This supplement was intended to be primarily served in the form of gruel.


Chiang Been-huang

Chiang Been-huang is a politician in the Republic of China. He served as the Minister of Health and Welfare from 22 October 2014 to 20 May 2016.


John Garrow

John Stuart Garrow was a British nutritionist. He was the editor of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition from 1988 to 1999.


Aisling Judge

Aisling Judge is an Irish scientist from Kinsale, County Cork. She was the winner of the 42nd Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2006 at the age of 13. She was the youngest winner in the history of the competition, until her record was taken two years later by thirteen-year-old Emer Jones from Tralee in County Kerry. Judge later finished in third place at the 18th European Union Contest for Young Scientists. At the time of her win Judge was a second-year student at Kinsale Community School in Kinsale. Her project involved the creation of a device to demonstrate when packaged food had gone out of date. It was called "The development and evaluation of a biological food spoilage indicator". The judges said her work involved "a highly innovative and creative use of experimental biology" and that it was "very impressive" and "a novel use of technology". Judge won the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS, Dublin on 13 January 2006. Judge appeared on the Turkey Talking segment of childrens television programme Dustins Daily News in 2007 to discuss a CD she had created to assist science students with their examination revision. She went on to finish in third place at the 18th European Union Contest for Young Scientists, which was held in Sweden. Judge was also part one of what was to become the first school in the country to be attended by multiple Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition winners in 2009 when her fellow students Liam McCarthy and John D. OCallaghan won the same award whilst she was still a student there. McCarthy and OCallaghan cited her success as an influence in encouraging them to compete and helping them to achieve their win. Judge went on to attain a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at University College Dublin and a masters degree in biochemical engineering at University College London.

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