CALGARY, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - A trip to the grocery store isn't as
simple as it once was.
Consumers want to feel empowered. They want to know how their food is
grown and raised. Dr. Ron Doering, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP and
past president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), will
share his thoughts on the complex role of science in policy-making,
risk analysis and public discourse, especially as it relates to the
food we eat.
"Ontario's corn, soybean, and wheat farmers take pride in growing safe,
nutritious food for consumers," says Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers
of Ontario who is sponsoring the presentation. "We look forward to
hearing Dr. Doering share his perspective and experience within the
CFIA and help increase the dialogue around food safety."
Doering practices agriculture and food law. His current research
interest is the relationship between science and policy. His
presentation will take place at 9:50 a.m.
The annual GrowCanada conference is Canada's premier agricultural event,
providing a platform to connect with industry leaders from across the
country, explore cutting edge insight and build a stronger, more
vibrant agricultural sector that ultimately contributes to a better
This year's conference under the theme Ag matters, Be bold, act now, is being held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary from December 3 to 5.
More information about the GrowCanada partnership and conference can be
found online at www.growcanadaconference.ca/.
For further information:
Vice-president, communications and member services