Marilia Regini Nutti

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EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Marília Regini Nutti is Food Engineer. She obtained her MSc in Food Science at the State University of Campinas, Brazil (1986), followed by Post-Graduate Course in Nutritional Planning at the University of Gent, Belgium (1980) and in Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada (1985). Full-time Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Food Planning, State University of Campinas (1983–87), responsible for several courses and member of examination committees of several MSc theses. Technical Director of Nutrícia S/A Produtos Dietéticos e Nutricionais, leading a group of 40 researchers mainly oriented at R&D of Foods for Special Dietary Uses. Director of Embrapa Food Technology, a research unit with 140 employees, including 40 researchers with PhD or MSc (1996–2003). Brazilian delegate at the Codex Alimentarius Committee in Food Labeling (Canada) since 1997 and at the Codex Alimentarius ad hoc Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology (Japan) since 2000. Member of the Interministerial Group for the Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods proposal, representing the Minister of Agriculture and Supply. Member of the FAO/WHO Expert Consultation “Safety Aspects of Genetically Modified Foods of Plant Origin”, on the roster of experts of FAO/WHO in Biosafety. Coordinator of the Latin America and Brazilian activities for the Harvest Plus Project, that focus on Biofortification of crops in order to improve human nutrition and health. Responsible for the interface between breeding, biotechnology, food technology and nutrition activities Researcher at Embrapa, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, in the areas of food safety, nutrition, biosafety and labeling of genetically modified foods. (Source: EMBRAPA)

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