NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanke BioSciences Corporation (OTCQB: TNBI), a China-based integrated biotech company that develops, manufactures, and markets animal feed additives and livestock nutritional products, today announced it will be sponsoring the Fifth Biannual International Symposium on Feed Additive, Animal Nutrition & Health, June 24 and 25, at the Dragon Lake Princess Hotel in Guangzhou, China.
The Symposium, organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, will feature many of the world's top researchers in animal nutrition who will make presentations on the latest advances in animal feed additives and animal food safety. These speakers and panelists will be 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 U.S. and New Zealand.
Among the speakers will be 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 and has published some 350 works of scholarship. 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 will be Tanke's chief engineer, Professor Bing Teng, and the company's director of marketing, Dr. Zhiying Cui. These presentations will discuss 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.
Tanke is the largest producer of organic trace minerals in China. The company is scheduled to open its second plant in China for producing these minerals by spring 2013. This plant is expected to help Tanke significantly increase its organic trace minerals market share. These minerals, as well as Tanke's other products, are free of antibiotics and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Attendees to the Tanke Symposium will include CEOs, general managers, and chief technology officers of mid- to large-size animal feed producers, university professors and researchers, as well as national and local government officials.
"We are very proud to be sponsoring this conference," said Tanke founder and CEO, Guixiong Qiu. "With the myriad of challenges facing China in the area of food safety, we believe our Symposium will disseminate the latest and most vital information about the newest technologies available to ensure that the Chinese people, and other peoples around the world, receive safe, nutritious and affordable food."
Dr. Lei added, "I am delighted to speak at this conference and encouraged to see the scientific and technological progress in China's animal feed additive industry, especially the increased utilization of organic trace minerals to enhance animal health, food safety, and environmental protection."
About Tanke BioSciences Corporation
Founded in 1997, Tanke BioSciences Corp. (http://tanke-bio.com/) is based in Guangdong Province and competes in China's $6 billion animal feed additive market. The company's products directly address China's soaring demand for safe, reasonably priced food.
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