Canadians are keenly interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it has been produced. Yet, most now live in cities and have limited access to farms. Canadian farmers are motivated to grow high quality crops, vegetables and fruit, and raise animals to provide healthy and nutritious foods for all. At the intersection of the farm and the consumer are dietitians – professionals who are in key positions to inform their clients and help them make the most nutritious choices possible. This session addresses the many misconceptions that exist, and brings dietitians first-hand knowledge of modern farming practices found in Canada today. Dietitians and farmers can be ‘stronger together’ in helping Canadian consumers select nutritious, sustainable foods with the strict quality standards that they deserve.
Renée Bergeron, PhD
Associate Professor and Alfred Campus Director of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph in Guelph, ON.
Partner, Bellson Farmsin Strathroy, ON.
Manisha Mehrotra, PhD
Director of Human Safety Division, Veterinary Drug Directorate, Health Canada, and Lead, Canadian Delegation of the CODEX Committee on Veterinary Drug Residues in Food in Ottawa, ON.
October 20, 2014