The HGF Autumn Workshop 2018 will be organised in Uzwil, Switzerland. Bühler kindly offers their facilities for hosting. The workshop will be organised on November 12 – 13. Please save the date and join us at the workshop.

The following topics will be presented/discussed:

  • Several lectures on Wheat Intolerances
  • Arabinoxylans and ß-glucans – Processing and consequences for nutritional quality.
  • A tour to Bühler Grain Technology and Bakery Innovation Centers
  • Future Strategy of HGF
  • Ancient grains and future possibilities
  • Feed Back of the working groups of WGS
  • Update on relevant projects on grains

Travel details, Program, and  registration form are available using the following links.

  1. Draft program for the Workshop
  2. Travel information
  3. Registration form (for HGF Members only)

In case Non-HGF Members are interested to join the workshop, please contact the HGF office!



This year, on the basis of the outcomes of the latest Whole Grain Summit, ICC launched the Whole Grain Initiative. The goal of this initiative is 1) to gain engagement, 2) share knowledge, information and resources and 3) create transparency and inclusivity on Whole Grains to increase the whole grain intake worldwide. The Initiative wants to act as an overarching counterpart for policy makers and donor organisations and facilitate the cooperation between organisations that agree upon these goals. You can find out more about the this First draft of Whole Grain Initiative

On June 27 a Round Table discussion was on “Partnering on Whole Grain for Health and Well-Being – why consumers should choose whole grain first”. The meeting was organised to have 45 experts across academia, health and consumer NGOs, industry representatives and policymakers discuss the significance of increasing whole grain consumption in Europe for public health and well-being, and how to achieve this goal based on the best practices of the Danish whole grain public-private partnership model. The meeting was organised to 1) spread the whole grain narrative on health and well-being at EU policy -level, 2) launch a conversation on whole grain between different sectors to create an EU whole grain movement and 3) Creating a community of whole grain advocates by securing firm interest on the desire to work together to stimulate greater consumption of whole grain in Europe. Several members of the HGF board were present. A short report on the meeting can be found at the HGF-website (available to members only). Log in here.