The 2016 Signals Watch© is a supplement to the biyearly IAFNS 2015 Science Trend Report: Insights & Implications for the Future©. Because events are constantly emerging, changing, and reshaping research issues and opportunities, we developed this Signals Watch to capture select emerging signals that may be of interest in 2016. Unlike the full Trend Report, the Signals Watch is briefer, highlighting only events and implications for the food and nutrition fields. In this report, we use the term signals to capture early innovations or disruptions that could be indicators of what may come later (i.e., leading to a new trend or building on an existing one).

This report was compiled and authored by Dr. Chor San Khoo, IAFNS, Senior Science Fellow. The work is conducted in conjunction with the IAFNS Emerging Issues program.

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