Chairman of TUSAF, Mr Erhan Ozmen once again opened the 11th TUSAF (Turkish Flour Industry Federation) Congress this morning.
Mr Erhan Ozmen
After a moving 1 minute of silence to recognise the many industry members who died in 2014, to bless them and their families, everyone then stood for the national anthem before Erhan Ozman, Chairman of the executive board took the stage for his opening speech. With a focus on Wheat and health there is much to cover in regards to the issues taking place regarding the increased movement not to eat white foods including breads.
Mr Ozmen continued asking the conference to recognise international women's day on the 8th March, repelling the story of 1857 on the 8th March, when in New York women campaigned for their rights and 129 lost their lives in the demonstrations.
He went on to explain that it is normal to think that:
a) a man is successful until he fails.
b) a woman is a failure until she succeeds.
He went on to say, that this is changing but must change faster; it is the women who care for and nurture our young with love and affection just like Mother Earth who has supplied us with wheat which we have been consuming for 1000s of years.
Mr Ozmen continued to talk about the continued momentous growth in wheat yields and the growth in exports and finished of with a reminder to continue the combat against diminishing the importance of bread. His final words were, "We hope the conference will benefit all humanity".
Erhan Ozmen's opening speech
Entire TUSAF 2015 Congress hall
TUSAF 2015 - Congress front row