6 Dec 2013
SCI is pleased to announce that Dr. Vishweshwaraiah Prakash, Executive Board member of the Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture (JSFA) has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his work in the field of food science and technology.
Dr Prakash was presented the award by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) in partnership with Fi Europe/NI, at the Fi Excellence Awards ceremony held recently in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honours Dr. Prakash for his pre-eminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology over his career. Recipients of this award make significant contributions to scientific knowledge with impact in areas such as food safety; food quality; human nutrition; product, process, and package innovation; food security (availability, accessibility, affordability); consumer acceptability; communication of food science and technology and regulations, or a combination of them.
Dr. Prakash was nominated by Professor M. S. Swaminathan, recognized as a leader in the Green Revolution and a recipient of the World Food Prize, who observed that Dr. Prakash's 'contribution in the field of Food Science and Food Technology is globally recognised by one and all'. He has received numerous awards and has over 200 publications and 50 patents under his name. Dr. Prakash developed many processes to produce nutritious food based on locally available raw materials, which were protected by patents to allow small companies access to the process technologies. Also of note is the impact of his activities through the boards of many international food-related organisations on the lives and nutrition of people in areas where healthy food is scarce.
SCI congratulates Dr. Prakash on his outstanding achievements.