Bon Appétit at HealthAchieve

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

-Hippocrates

There’s a reason food, healthcare, wellness and our environment are so closely linked. This year’s HealthAchieve, the top healthcare convention in Ontario, digs into this tasty subject with a special session:

Bon Appétit – Sustainable Food in the Health Care Environment

Monday, November 6th, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room 717AB, MTCC, South Building

I have the honour of facilitating this session and am extremely keen to hear from our panelists. This interactive session looks at food from four perspectives (or four courses):

  • Climate Change Resiliency
  • Does Your Food Have a Drug Problem?: Antibiotics Stewardship
  • Project SOIL: Gardens as Health Care at Ontario Institutions
    • Irena Knezevic of Carleton University
  • You Are What You Eat: Food as Medicine, Culture, and Health

So yes, expect lots and lots of food for thought. Stay tuned for next week’s story where we share what we learned. Better yet, see you at HealthAchieve!

 

Book Review: Darwinian Agriculture

jpegSeems like these days, every enviro-minded, hippie-dippie, socially-conscious-consumer has an opinion about organic farming,  farm animal welfare and GMOs. But how much do we really know about this big field that is agricultural science?

Turns out, even the most knowledgeable food scientists might not know it all. I was amazed to find out that many researchers forget to consider Darwin’s theory of evolution in their practice. Wait a minute … genetics is the basis of crop science. How can this be ignored?

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