A trio from our Bachelor of Science (Hons)(Culinology) programme clinched the 1st, 2nd and Honourable Mention during the 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Food 2020 Essay Competition theme on Nutrition and Food Innovation for Better Life organized by the department of Community Nutrition, Institute Pertanian Bogor (IPB) University, Bogor Indonesia.
The students competed against 51 contestants from public and private institutions from Malaysia and Indonesia. Regina Koh Wei Yan our final year student won 1st prize with her essay “The Race of Lab-Grown Meat: Safety and Social Acceptance”, while the 2nd prize winner Cathryn Choe Quer Ern wrote the essay “The Upsurge of Sustainable Supercritical Fluid Technology on Natural Food Products Application”.
Our 1st year student, Ang Ru Jun won Honorable Mention with the essay “The Rise of Clean Label and Food Behaviour During the Covid-19 Pandemic” under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Wong Tziak Ze and Dr. Kuan Yau Hoong, Lecturer, School of Food Studies and Gastronomy, Taylor’s University. It was a surreal moment for the students upon hearing their names being called out during the award ceremony, which took place virtually on 19th November 2020. Well done to all winners!