MicrobiomeSupport present at 2nd IBF Plenary meeting
On 26 and 27 May, the 2nd Plenary meeting of the International Bioeconomy Forum (IBF) took place in Vancouver, Canada. The representatives of Member States and Observers discussed the role and vision of the IBF in a global bioeconomy. The four Working Groups1, including Food Systems Microbiomes presented an update of their activities. The MicrobiomeSupport initiative assists the European Commission by coordinating the activities, meetings, workshops and results from the Food Systems Microbiome IBF Working Group. At the Vancouver meeting, the topic of microbiomes in food systems and the bioeconomy, was identified as a major emerging theme of interest for IBF members.
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The MicrobiomeSupport initiative brings together twenty-eight partners from Europe (AT, BE, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, PL, UK), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, The United States and South Africa.
1Plant Health, ICT, Forest Bioeconomy and Food Systems Microbiomes