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

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

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ -



Leading academics and researchers will gather in Moncton tomorrow 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


Friday, October 9, 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


Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre, Life Centre Auditorium
945 St. George Blvd.
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1E 2C9


The following spokespeople are available for interviews:

  • Isabelle Neiderer, RD, Director of nutrition, Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Joanie Bouchard, RD, MSc(c), Director of professional affairs, Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec
  • 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
  • Melany Laforge, Laforge Bioenvironmental 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: Sandra Da Silva / Geneviève Fontaine, Dairy Farmers of Canada, 647 633-3741 / 514 434-2347, /

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