Does Science Belong on my Plate?

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Does Science Belong on Your Plate? A #CanolaConnect series brought to you by the Manitoba Canola Growers.  Bringing together experts in their fields with consumers, chefs, dietitians, home economists and teachers.

Dr. Folta Presents: Does Science Belong on Your Plate?

Kevin Folta 2014 |

GMOs, transgenic technology, biotech crops – want to start a food debate?  This is definitely a hot topic.  But why?

Kevin Folta, horticulture research scientist from the University of Florida, gave an enlightening and  comprehensive presentation on this subject.





Dr. Nancy Ames Presents: Does Science Belong on Your Plate?

Gluten from Does Science belong on you plate 2014 | www.canolaeatwell.comThe question being posed, “Does science belong on your plate?” Her response, “What would your plate be without science?” Furthermore, “We all have food in common and we all like to eat it. That’s our common thread.”  Indeed it is.

Dr. Ames explained the integral role science plays in getting food from the farm to your plate – from plant breeding to food processing to improving taste, fulfilling nutrient requirements and meeting consumer needs.




Learn From the Audience: A Social Media Recap

DHA Cookie from Does Science Belong on my plate 2014 | www.canolaeatwell.comA #CanolaConnect Event, which took place October 23rd, 2014 at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

The science of GMOs and food processing was presented by Nancy Ames of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Florida’s Kevin Folta followed by Q&A.

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