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Free session offers answers to questions about food

Jun-17-2015

(SASKATOON, SK) Hormones, GMOs, organic, conventional...is my food safe? Consumers today are bombarded with information about their food. What does it all mean? How is the food we eat actually produced?

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) has a mission to engage consumers in a conversation about food and farming.

"Less than two per cent of the population of Canada now have direct links to the farm," says Adele Buettner, CEO of FFC SK. "There aren't as many opportunities for consumers to meet and talk with farmers or to get an understanding of how food is produced, even in Saskatchewan."

On Tuesday, June 23, FFC SK is inviting consumers to attend 'Farming 101,' a free public session with a real farmer about how food is produced. Cherilyn Nagel farms with her husband and two daughters near Mossbank in south-central Saskatchewan. Nagel will be speaking at the session.

"I'm a farmer, but I'm also a mom who shops for food for her family. I know how confusing it is out there," Nagel says. "During this session, we will talk about some of the issues that people are wondering about, like how and why pesticides are used, how farmers use technology, and what 'corporate farming' means. Really, what we want to do is start a conversation."

The session will take place as follows:

Farming 101
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
7:00PM
Room 159, Thorvaldson Building
University of Saskatchewan

Attendees will also receive a free copy of the booklet The Real Dirt on Farming which addresses the top 10 questions of Canadian consumers about farming and food production.

More information is available on farmfoodcaresk.org/events

For more information, contact:

Cherilyn Nagel
Farmer, Mossbank
306.354.2517
cherilyn@farmfoodcaresk.org

Adele Buettner
CEO, FFC SK
306.477.FOOD (3663)
office@farmfoodcaresk.org

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan believes that getting to know farmers and ranchers equals getting to know food. We strive to find new and innovative ways to introduce farmers, ranchers and others involved in food production to their customers and consumers to their food.