Draft Whole-Grain Food Definition available - join the WGI introduction webinar

After the Global Definition of Whole Grain as Food Ingredient, the WGI International Working Group on Whole Grain Definitions elaborated in the past month a proposal for a Global Whole-Grain Food Definition. Before official approval as final WGI Output, Jan Willem van der Kamp, as Chair of the Working Group, and some further Working Group representatives will introduce this Global Whole Grain Food Definition in a short webinar on 2. December 2020, 4:00-5:00 PM CET.
We invite all our members to join this webinar to get a better understanding of the working group's discussions and the achieved consesus. You can register

Note: All those registered will receive a link to the recording in case they haven't been able to participate live online. Questions can be submitted not only prior to the event (in the frame of the registration procedure) but also live.


Celebrate with us the International Whole Grain Day and raise your voice!

As part of our 2nd Annual International Whole Grain Day celebration on November 19th the WGI International Working Group on Whole Grain Communication & PPP developed a Whole Grain Pledge which gives everyone the opportunity to do their part in supporting whole grains! Anyone from concumers to dietitians to nonprofits are encouraged to sign our Pledge. Share with your networks, promote to your social media and show your support by submitting your own call-to-action!

ICBC2020 as online event in 2021

Based on general recommendations for public health and in favour of wellbeing of all our participants, the Organisers of ICBC2020 have decided to convert the ICBC2020 to an ONLINE event and will be held from 29 - 31 March 2021.

Already confirmed registrations, as well as abstracts and packages will of course be applicable to the new format, while we are working on further details.

We regret having to take this measure, but count on your understanding and look forward to welcoming you online in 2021 and hopefully soon again in person at another occassion when COVID will not longer influence us as currently!

ICC WEBINAR: Gluten free: from a trend towards high quality products

Gluten-free food is present everywhere nowadays. Although only a small percentage of buyers of gluten-free products are gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive, the market grows about 25 % per year.

What’s the background on this nutritional trend? And how to make a good and tasty bread without gluten? What about the analytical methods to measure flour quality of e.g. wheat – can they also be used for rice, corn and chickpea flour?

In this 2-stage webinar (17 November and 15 December 2020), Aylin Sahin (University College Cork, Ireland) Stefan Jansen and Jessica Wiertz, (Brabender, Germany) will provide answers to these questions.

You can find further information and register HERE.

International Whole Grain Day 2020 - Building Healthy, Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems

The International Whole Grain Day is a whole day celebration aimed at getting to know more about whole grain and discovering how good and delicious it is, while raising awareness of its environmental benefits.

A live webinar with experts and key opinion leaders in the field from around the world will be held on 19th November 2020 which marks the second International Whole Grain Day.

Registration is FREE OF CHARGE and is already open - sign up today 

2020 has brought many things, including a reminder of how important resilient, sustainable, productive, and healthy food systems are in our lives. For policy makers, it is a fundamental task to continue to invest in policies to tackle the “triple challenge” of simultaneously providing food security and nutrition to a growing global population, ensuring the livelihoods of millions of people working along the food chain farm to fork, and ensuring the environmental sustainability of the sector in the medium and long term. Studies show that whole grain foods save water while providing more food and less waste.

Join the WGI, the FAO, and a host of global leaders to discuss how the daily consumption of whole grains is a vital part of not only healthy, but also sustainable diets.

#internationalWGDay, #makeyourgrainswhole,  #choosewholegrains

Click here to find the webinar programme and the link to register.