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How GMOs, gene editing and pesticides are helping to make food more sustainable
February 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
February 23 @ 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm EST
Science and innovation have been critical to helping the world combat the global health crisis. It’s also driving major advances in the way we grow food, helping to make food more sustainable, nutritious and affordable. Whether it’s genetically engineered or gene edited crops that are more resilient to climate change or safe and effective pesticides that protect vulnerable crops from destruction, farmers need access to a full suite of tools to help them feed Canadians and the world. And at the end of the day, technology on the farm benefits consumers who have year-round access to a wide variety of safe, healthy and sustainably grown foods.
Ian Affleck grew up on a potato farm in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island. He holds a bachelor of science in agriculture from Nova Scotia Agricultural College, concentrating on agronomy and pest management. He also holds a master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Guelph, specializing in horticulture and plant breeding.
Farm & Food Care and Canadian Food Focus are pleased to offer this insightful speaker as part of our Winter Speaker Series.
Our Winter Speaker Series is in partnership with the Canadian Agriculture Partnership.