PROSPECTUS OF JAPAN DISASTER FOOD SOCIETY
JAPAN DISASTER FOOD SOCIETY was established on September 1, 2013 for researchers concerned with various food-related problems upon occurrence of natural disaster such as a large-scale earthquake, to make a meaningful contribution to improvement in dietary life. Although it is generally acknowledged that the food-related problems in case of natural disaster cause life-threatening situation, still not much headway has been made in the development of countermeasures against the problems in convenience and facilitation-oriented modern society. Conventional emergency foods are produced with emphasis on maximizing the shelf life and nutrition immediately after the disaster, and in some cases, such food products do not meet various requirements. JAPAN DISASTER FOOD SOCIETY has a basic philosophy to study DISASTER FOODS not as the aforementioned emergency foods but "WHAT FOODS OUGHT TO BE WHEN NORMAL DIETARY LIFE IS NOT CONTINUED". More particularly, JAPAN DISASTER FOOD SOCIETY has as its object to pursue studies of the meals for all the people in the disaster-stricken area, i.e., disaster survivors in their own houses and evacuation centers, including elderly people, infants, physically disabled people, sick and wounded people and the like who need specialized meals even in normal times, further, the meals for people engaged in relief activities. In addition, in preparation for conceivable future large-scale earthquakes, another object is to address broad range of issues including problem of house stockpiling, social storage and distribution problems in normal times, problems related to the lives of survivors in disaster-stricken area stepwisely assumed from the occurrence of disaster, further, besides the food-related problems, problems of lifelines, electricity, gas, water and sewage systems and substitutes, from the perspective of "self-help, mutual assistance and public help". Still there are many issues to be solved such as development of ideal disaster foods corresponding to various disaster conditions and achievement of storage stability. Toward solution of the aforementioned issues, JAPAN DISASTER FOOD SOCIETY is to promote research and develop liaison among administrative bodies, research institutions, and private companies in many fields, create opportunities for information exchange and accumulation of knowledge in a wide range of fields, develop researchers and experts related to disaster foods, and provide information to society.


 
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