INC Confirms Speakers for Congress in London

The speaker line-up for the INC Congress in London is shaping up nicely. Our two keynote speakers will be Virginia Stagni, Head of Business Development at the Financial Times, and mountaineer Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to summit all 14 eight-thousanders. The guest speakers at the Nutrition Research Seminar will be Dr. Marta Guasch-Ferré, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and Prof. Gideon Lack, Professor of Pediatric Allergy at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. Finally, the guest speaker at the Sustainability Seminar will be Dr. Rachael Garrett, Moran Professor of Conservation and Development at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. For further details, see the INC Congress program.

INC Awards Recognize Excellence in Several Categories

The winners will receive their awards at the INC Congress in London

This year’s Golden Nut Award, the maximum international recognition of excellence in the sector, will be awarded to INC Executive Director Goretti Guasch for her 25 years of service to the industry. The Corporate Golden Nut Award will go to Voicevale, an importer and distributor of nuts, dried fruits, seeds and coffee to industries around the world. The winner of the Award for Excellence in Research is Gideon Lack, Professor of Pediatric Allergy at King’s College London. The Award for Excellence in Gastronomy will go to Michel Roux Jr., chef patron of the iconic two-Michelin-star restaurant Le Gavroche in London. The winner of the Innovation Award will be selected by popular vote at the INC Congress. Finally, the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Sustainability will be chosen by a panel of experts in the field of sustainability and announced at the INC Congress. [Read more]

Announce Your INC Congress Attendance with Style

Share the marketing materials through your social networks!

Let everyone know you’re attending the INC Congress London with our awesome new video, countdown and more… Share it on your social media! The video highlights all of the great aspects of the INC Congress and all the posts you will find in this folder are an excellent way to let people know you’ll be there! Don’t forget to use #NutfruitCongress when you share all the materials on social networks.


Save Your Spot for the Gala Dinner & Ball

The traditional Gala Dinner and Ball will be held in one of London’s most striking venues: the Great Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House. As ever, we will bid farewell to the INC Congress with delicious food, fine wine and a splendid atmosphere, capped off with an evening of music and dancing. The Gala Dinner & Ball will take place in the Great Room from 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm on May 24, and you MUST reserve your spot. Each table accommodates 10 guests, and will only be confirmed once all 10 names have been received, so please check to make sure none of your guests have already been included in another table reservation. Save your spot for the Gala Dinner. [Reservations are now open!]

INC Outreach Visit to China

INC co-founder spoke at two major events and toured multiple industrial facilities
The INC traveled to China last month for an outreach visit that included a high-profile presence at two important industry events and tours of multiple industrial facilities. The trip served to consolidate ties with China’s nut and dried fruit industry and cement the INC’s position as the worldwide umbrella organization for the sector. On April 12, Pino Calcagni, a co-founder of the INC and chair of the… [Read more]

Two Studies Highlight Benefits of Preloading Major Meals with Almonds

A small premeal serving of almonds may help to delay or control conversion to diabetes

A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined whether preloading major meals with almonds would decrease overall glycemia and postprandial hyperglycemia in participants with prediabetes. The study had 60 participants and consisted of two phases: 1) a crossover randomized control study based on an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), in which the effect of a single premeal almond load (20 g) given before OGTT was evaluated; and… [Read more]

Regular Walnut Consumption May Improve Sustained Attention, Fluid Intelligence and ADHD Symptoms

Participants with the highest adherence to the intervention saw the most improvement

A new study in eClinicalMedicine, a member of the Lancet family of journals, assessed whether walnut consumption has beneficial effects on the neuropsychological and behavioral development of adolescents. A six-month randomized controlled nutrition intervention trial was carried out in 12 high schools in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 771 healthy teenagers between 11 and 16 years of age were randomized into two groups. The intervention group received 30 g/day of raw walnut kernels… [Read more]

Study Identifies Vascular Health Benefits of Peanut Intake

Regular consumption of peanuts and peanut butter could improve vascular biomarkers in healthy young adults

A recent study published in Antioxidants evaluated the association of urinary phenolic metabolites with vascular biomarkers after peanut product consumption. The study was a three-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial conducted in 63 healthy young adults. Participants were instructed to consume either 25 g/day of skin roasted peanuts, 32 g/day of peanut butter or 32 g/day of a control butter for six months. Urinary phenolic metabolites were analyzed by liquid chromatography… [Read more]

INC Monitors Sustainability News

In the latest INC sustainability update, you can read about the European Union’s proposal for a directive on green claims, the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on packaging and packaging waste, and the publication of the final part of the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [Read more]


International Trade News Shared by INC


The INC’s latest trade update covers the agreements signed by Spain and China allowing Spanish almonds to be exported to China, as well as the free trade agreements signed by Costa Rica and Ecuador and by Israel and the United Arab Emirates. [Read more]


INC Compiles Latest Food Safety News


The INC’s latest installment of food safety news includes an update on the Codex Alimentarius, China’s adoption of a new food safety standard and an update on maximum residue levels (MRLs) in the European Union. [Read more]


Labeling Update Shared by INC


The INC’s latest labeling update focuses on a bill introduced in the Italian Parliament on the naming of food products containing vegetable proteins. [Read more]


INC Provides Updates on Marketing Orders


The INC’s latest update on marketing orders includes a rule increasing the assessment rate for California prunes for the 2022-23 crop year and a proposed rule amending Marketing Order No. 984, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. [Read more]

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