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Core Summit topics to be discussed in plenary and in the interactive workshops (World Café format):
Breeding and technology
- How can product design be a vehicle for improving consumer preference for wholegrain products?
- Processing developments that allow for incorporation of more whole grains into traditionally refined-grain products
- Can progress in cereal breeding improve the availability, health and cost of whole grains?
- High extraction flours deliver better nutritional quality than refined flour, how to leverage them better?
- Sensory improvement may in some case actually reduce nutritional value: where are the limits?
- Can traditional uses of Whole Grain point the way to technologies that are better adapted to Whole Grain properties?
- How can we better calorize bran as ingredient, without detracting from Whole Grain use?
- Will it be possible to maintain a supply of sufficiently high quality Whole Grain if demand increases
Communication and regulatory issues
- Sustainability – a new reason for both companies and consumers to choose whole grains
- Lessons from success stories of public-private partnerships that have resulted in increased whole grain consumption
- Developing and implementing a globally accepted definition and labelling criteria for whole grains and whole-grain food
- Regulations and the place of Whole Grain Definitions for raw materials and food: is a global definition possible?
- Best Practice for Whole Grain Promotion towards a stronger global message and better tools?
- Strategies for getting Whole Grains on the plate out-of-home?
- Public Private Partnership: building a strategy to a global initiative?
- Beyond the rich & trendy: Whole Grain Messages for all 7.4 billion of us?
Nutrition and health
- Establishing a global wholegrain intake recommendation
- How can the controversy around gluten sensitivity be best addressed?
- What are the novel and promising developments around whole grains, cereal ingredients and health?
- Can we get a consensus on an international, science based recommendation on Whole Grain Intake?
- Gluten free cereals and products?
- What is the role of Whole Grains in sustainable diets?
- Standards for Whole Grain Studies in relation to health claims?
- What are the future trends for Whole Grains and health?