February 23, 2018
Tech & Food at Encounters with Canada
This year, Encounters with Canada partnered with Farm Credit Canada, Canada’s largest agricultural term lender, to develop a new theme: Tech & Food. Offered in February, this new week explores future agriculture and food technology careers.
Participants discovered innovations in plant and agricultural science that will allow us to feed nine billion people by 2050. They participateed in hands-on workshops on biotechnology, soil analysis, the impact of agriculture on the environment and food ethics. They visited the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, a dairy, a cheese factory, a rabbit farm, and experimental green houses, among others.
Participants also took part in Canada’s Agriculture Day in Ottawa, an event to showcase Canadian agricultural innovations and create a closer connection with consumers about where their food comes from and the people who produce it.