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An Urgent Plea for Help

The Nippon Foundation is urgently requesting donations to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Northeastern Japan.
( http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/eng/news/EarthquakeDonations.html )
The damage wrought by the massive earthquake that struck Northeastern Japan on March 11 has been devastating. Estimates already place the dead and missing above ten thousand. People rendered homeless are in the hundreds of thousands. At the moment, there is little that untrained volunteers can do to help on the ground. What we all can do right now, however, is to help raise funds to support both the relief organizations currently working in the affected areas, and the extensive reconstruction work that will follow. The Nippon Foundation has extensive experience working with local partners to provide support after disasters such as the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, and more recently the Mid Niigata Earthquake and Noto Peninsula Earthquake. Our work has really brought home the importance of non-governmental funding that allows civil society to respond in a timely and flexible manner. The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund will provide effective, accountable, and timely support to trusted partners working in the affected areas. To ensure the highest degree of transparency, reports on the receipt and use of funds used will be posted on The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN website. Donations are now being accepted by credit card at 1,000 yen per share. All donations will go to the victims of the earthquake. We encourage you to not only donate, but to pass this mail along to as many of your friends and family as you can. This disaster is going to take all of our cooperation to overcome.
Communications Department
The Nippon Foundation

Email: pr@ps.nippon-foundation.or.jp
Tel: +81-3-6229-5131 Fax: +81-3-6229-5130



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Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Health Administration.
Senior Consultant in Health Services and Society at Ustawi Inc.
Faculty Practitioner,  School of Advanced Studies
Doctoral Dissertation Mentor, School of Advanced Studies
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human development




Using Food Science and Technology to Improve Nutrition and Promote National Development - IUFoST Food Science and Technology Handbook edited by Gordon L. Robertson and John R. Lupien

The IUFoST (International Union of Food Science & Technology) Handbook is now available online. It is intended to transmit useful information on applications of food science and technology to those affiliated to both developed and developing countries. The chapters are freely available for download to ensure the widest-possible audience:

The handbook is a work in progress and the editors are happy to continue to accept contributions from all those who feel that their experiences in this area are relevant and worth passing on to a wider audience. The ideal chapter would be a case study demonstrating how the application of food science and technology has lead to improvements in nutrition and food safety as well as promoting national development. 

Potential contributors are invited to send a 500 word outline of their proposed chapter to gordonlrobertson@gmail.com. Once your outline has been accepted, the final chapter will be due within 3 months. Chapters should be a minimum of 3000 and a maximum of 6000 words and include colour photographs.