The Riddet Institute, supported by FAO and Health Canada, organised the International Symposium on Dietary Protein for Human Health 2011. It was held at SkyCity Auckland from 27-20 March 2011. The Symposium brought together some 29 invited experts and other speakers and gave a contemporary view of knowledge and perspectives on protein nutrition and metabolism, especially concerning dietary protein quality assessment. This knowledge has important ramifications for health and human nutrition, food planning, and the planned production and international trading of protein. Regulatory issues were also covered.
Selected papers have now been published by the British Journal of Nutrition in a special supplement edited by Professor Paul Moughan. (Volume 108, Supplement 2, Dietary Protein for Human Health, August 2012).