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

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

MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ -



Leading academics and researchers will gather in Toronto 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


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Speaking remarks

10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Health break

10:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Speaking remarks

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Panel discussion

12:25 p.m. 

Closing remarks


Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Room 107 North Building

255 Front Street West

Toronto, Ontario

M5V 2W6


The following spokespeople will be 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


Kelly Forster, RD, Clovermead Farms Inc.


To learn more about the event, please visit


SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (Marketing and Nutrition)

For further information: or to book an interview with one of the speakers, please contact: Sandra Da Silva / Geneviève Fontaine, Dairy Farmers of Canada, 647 633-3741 / 514 434-2347, /

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