2021 Forum Agenda

Food and Climate Change: Clearing the Air 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021     1:00 – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)

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Welcome and opening remarks 

Sydney Massey, Registered Dietitian, Director of Nutrition Education, BC Dairy Association

Holger Schwichtenberg, Chairperson, Board of Directors, BC Dairy Association

Moderator: Patricia Chuey, Registered Dietitian 


Food and Climate Change: Clearing the Air

Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis

  • What is the impact of our food choices on climate change?
  • What are the facts? What are the uncertainties?
  • What are the messages we want to convey to the public?

2:25- 2:30pm

Mini-break (5 minutes)

big sky over farm


Climate Change & Beyond: Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture

  • What is the story of our local food production?
  • What are BC food producers doing to address the challenges in their specific sectors?

Panel of local food producers:

Werner Stump, Cattle rancher, Malakwa (near Sicamous), BC 

David van Keulen, Dairy producer, Surrey, BC

Ravi and Gurinder Cheema, Greenhouse growers, Surrey and Abbotsford, BC


Questions and Discussion: 

  • What is our role in supporting a sustainable and healthy food system?
  • How can we all work together to support a sustainable and healthy food system in BC?

Bring your questions and share your perspectives. 


Closing remarks 

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