Food In Canada

Agri-Food Innovation Forum

By Food in Canada staff   

Business Operations Food Manufacturing

MaRS Landing and the Canadian Liver Foundation have partnered to co-present The Agri-Food Innovation Forum “Food, A Healthy Value Proposition: The Appetite Continues…” and The LIVERight Awards from Feb. 10 to 12, 2009 in Toronto. Network with an elite gathering of business executives, researchers and academics and see the latest healthy food and agricultural innovations linked to human wellness and disease prevention. Celebrate the showcase of award-winning foods innovative enough to be both enjoyable and good for you.

Featured speakers at the Agri-Food Innovation Forum include: Richard Worzel, futurist; Gord Nixon, president and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada; Jim Kilpatrick, consumer business consulting leader, Deloitte; Richard Black, vice-president, Nutrition, Kraft Foods Global; Dr. Lekh Juneja, executive vice-president, Taiyo Kagaku, Japan; Liz Pearson, columnist and registered dietician; Dr. Andrew Pipe, former Canadian Olympic medical officer, University of Ottawa; Lorne Hepworth, president and CEO, CropLife Canada; Dr. Joseph Schwarcz, McGill University and media personality; and Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s chief public health officer. Visit for registration, agenda and complete list of Forum speakers.

The LIVERight Awards is accepting submissions until Jan. 21, 2009. To enter the competition please visit: Early Registration for the Agri-Food Innovation Forum ends Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

Funding for the Agri-Food Innovation Forum is being provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to Ontario Agri-FoodTechnologies through the Agricultural Policy Framework, an agreement among federal, provincial and territorial governments to make Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector a world leader in science and innovation. The Forum is endorsed by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario.


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