Finland-China Food and Health network coordinated by University of Turku organised symposium in China on forest food


The Finland-China Food and Health network, which promotes cooperation between Finland and China in food science and technology, organised the Forest Food in China and Finland symposium in Hangzhou, China, on 19–21 May 2024.

The symposium, held at Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University, exchanged information on current research on forest food between Finnish and Chinese universities and promoted cooperation between the universities in food science.

From the University of Turku, Rector Jukka Kola, Professor Baoru Yang, Professor Kaisa Linderborg, Professor Kirsi Laitinen, Assistant Professor Maaria Kortesniemi, University Lecturer Oskar Laaksonen, Postdoctoral Researcher Ying Zhou, Postdoctoral Researcher Ye Tian, and Doctoral Researcher Chunpeng Zhang participated in the symposium. From Finland, the symposium was also attended by representatives of Åbo Akademi University, the University of Helsinki and Tampere University.

“The symposium provided a forum to discuss research related to forest food, health and sustainable development, and ways to strengthen the research network between Finnish and Chinese universities. One important goal of our visit was to promote Finland and the Finland-China Food and Health network in China," says Professor of Food Development Baoru Yang.

At the symposium, food science researchers from Finnish and Chinese universities presented their current research on the health-promoting properties, safety monitoring, and composition of forest food. Symposium participants also visited a forest farm of the Chinese Academy of Forestry Science to learn more about the food growing in Chinese forests.

Created 13.06.2024 | Updated 14.06.2024