Tanke BioSciences Corporation, a China-based integrated biotech company that develops, manufactures, and markets animal feed additives and livestock nutritional products, has sponsored the Fifth Biannual International Symposium on Feed Additive, Animal Nutrition & Health, held on June 24 and 25, at the Dragon Lake Princess Hotel in Guangzhou, China.
The Symposium, organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, featured many of the world's top researchers in animal nutrition who presented the latest advances in animal feed additives and animal food safety.
These speakers and panellists came from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as from leading universities in China, the US and New Zealand.
Among the speakers were Dr Paul J Moughan, Distinguished Professor at Massey University, New Zealand and Fellow of the British Royal Society of Chemistry, and Dr Xingen Lei, Professor of Molecular Nutrition at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Dr. Moughan is widely regarded as a world authority on mammalian protein metabolism and food evaluation science.
Dr. Lei, a recipient of the prestigious Mead Johnson Award from the American Society of Nutritional Sciences, is generally considered to be among the foremost experts in animal food nutrition and safety.
Also making presentations were Tanke's chief engineer, Professor Bing Teng, and the company's director of marketing, Dr. Zhiying Cui.
In their presentations they discussed a number of new animal feed additives including organic trace mineral additives, a rapidly growing product category that offers many safety, cost and environmental advantages over conventional inorganic mineral additives.