Message from the IMS President
The International Meat Secretariat is taking a pro-active stance on the range of issues facing the global meat industry. One of the biggest challenges is related to the environment. In this respect, the IMS Sustainable Meat Committee is playing an important role as a catalyst for international co-operation.
I believe that the meat industry must work together to demonstrate its strong commitment to sustainably meeting market demand. I also believe that together, we can meet the multiple objectives of economic development, climate change and food security through increased productivity and resource efficiency.
Where are they now? IMS Prize Winner Dr. Surendranath Suman
Dr. Surendranath P. Suman, the winner of the 2009 IMS Prize for Meat Science and Technology, is Associate Professor of Meat Science at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, USA, where he directs an internationally recognized research program on fresh meat quality. He also holds a joint appointment at the Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences and Center for Muscle Biology at the university’s College of Medicine. In addition to research, he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in food science/meat science. He is the faculty advisor to the university’s Food Science Club. Dr. Suman received the American Meat Science Association Achievement Award (2012) and the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Scientist Award for Research (2012). In 2010, he was named Diplomate of the American College of Animal Sciences.