The Importance of Feeding our neighbours & the world
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“The Importance of Feeding our neighbours & the world”
Rally call from the first summit for Animal Agriculture
Ottawa, November 4, 2011 –Farming and food leaders from across Canada came together in Ottawa on October 17-18 at the inaugural Summit for Animal Agriculture to discuss issues of critical importance to everyone in attendance, in particular, ‘How do we feed the world using less land and fewer resources?’ The summit brought agri-food industry stakeholders together to discuss how to help shape the direction animal agriculture needs to build a sustainable future – both in Canada and around the world.
The line-up of internationally-recognized speakers was led by Dr. Alastair Summerlee, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Guelph with a compelling presentation, “Feeding A Hungry World: Hunger Has No Boundaries”.
The five pillars of a sustainable food system include food safety, human well-being, animal health and welfare, the environment and economics. The challenge ahead is how to ensure all five pillars are supported by a strong social contract.
Copies of the thought-provoking presentations from the Summit are available on the Farm Care Foundation’s website, www.farmcarefoundation.ca.
The Farm Care Foundation is a new charity with the mandate to enhance public trust in food and farming across Canada. For more information about the charity, visit www.farmcarefoundation.ca.
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