Alejandro Marangoni, professor and Canada Research Chair Food, Health and Aging at the University of Guelph, will be speaking at our Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit in Chicago on the megatrends that will shape our food supply and the types of foods we consume. From sustainability, health, ethics and religion, the field is very complex.
His talk May 12 will focus on fats and oils, particularly the fact that coconut oil is the only current option that fulfills ethical and technological requirements. New developments include oleogels and glycerolysis products and emulsions; there are options but these need to be optimized and scaled up. Recommendations will be made.
Marangoni was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2021 for his work in organic chemistry, specifically trans and saturated fats.
Program information here.
Direct link to register here.
Dr. Alejandro G. Marangoni is a Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Food, Health and Aging at the University of Guelph, Canada. His work concentrates on the physical properties of food materials in foods, cosmetics and biolubricants, with particular emphasis on sustainability, preservation of biodiversity and health. With an H-index of 81, i-index of 372 and over 23,600 citations of his work, he has published over 400 refereed research articles, 90 book chapters, 18 books, and over 40 patents. He is the recipient of the 2013 AOCS Stephen Chang award, the 2014 IFT Chang Award in Lipid Science, the 2014 AOCS Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Award, the 2015 ISF Kaufmann Medal, the 2017 AOCS Alton E. Bailey Medal, and the 2019 European Lipid Technology Award from EuroFed Lipids. Marangoni is a fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the Institute of Food Technologists and the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is the Editor in Chief of both Current Opinion and Current Research in Food Science. Dr. Marangoni has also founded and commercialized 3 major technology platforms with global reach. Dr. Marangoni was honored as one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians in 2012, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2018, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2021.