Media alert / interview opportunity - Sustainability and the future of food in Canada

National nutrition symposia discuss the relationship between food production,
nutrition and sustainability

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -



Leading academics and researchers will gather in Edmonton to shed light on the
relationship between sustainable food production, nutrition and sustainability, and
how it relates to health professionals whose role it is to educate the public. During
the symposia, titled Food Forever: Sowing the seeds for sustainable diets,
renowned academics and researchers will address the challenges posed in
maintaining a food supply that is both nutritious and sustainable. The event is
organized by the Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Speakers will provide topical thought leadership on the consequences that the
food we produce and consume has on the planet in the following presentations:

  • Sustainability of the global food supply
  • Sustainable diets: Good for us, good for the planet
  • Food waste concerns all of us
  • Milk production: A life-cycle analysis
  • Milk production and the environment: A local dairy farmer's perspective


Tuesday, October 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
10:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
12:25 p.m.

Breakfast and registration
Speaking remarks
Health break
Speaking remarks
Panel discussion
Closing remarks


The Royal Glenora Club, Braemar Room
11160 River Valley Road Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2G7


The following spokespeople are available for interviews:

  • Isabelle Neiderer, RD, Director of nutrition, Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Laura Kalina, RD, M.Ad.Ed., Nutrition Consultant
  • John D. Floros, PhD, Kansas State University
  • Brad Ridoutt, PhD, CSIRO Agriculture Flagship 
  • Ralph C. Martin, PhD, P.Ag., University of Guelph 
  •  Édouard Clément, Eng., M.Sc.A., Groupe AGÉCO
  • Jeff Nonay, Lakeside Dairy Ltd.


To learn more about the event, please visit

For more information or to book an interview with one of the speakers, please contact:


SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (Marketing and Nutrition)

For further information: Sandra Da Silva / Geneviève Fontaine, Dairy Farmers of Canada, 647 633-3741 / 514 434-2347, /

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