Other events in Guelph

Feeding Our Bodies

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 7:30 pm Starts 8:00 pm Ends 9:30 pm
Baker Street Station, 76 Baker St., Guelph, ON,
N1H 4G1
Drink a beer while learning how to respect our bodies

Sometimes you can’t “just eat”

Andrea LaMarre (Postdoctoral Fellow, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo)
@andrealala89 / Instagram : andrealamarre
People have strong opinions about food and eating. Separating myths from
reality is hard for the most “normal” eater among us; for people trying to
recover from eating disorders, wading through the muck can be a feat of
epic proportions. In this talk, we’ll think about questions like: What is normal
eating? How can we learn to respect our unique bodies while supporting
health? Who profits from moralizing food, and would it look like if we
divorced food from morality?

Something’s fishy: Food safety, traceability, and authenticity

Bob Hanner (Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology)
Do you know what you’re putting in your mouth? Maybe not. Food safety starts long before food products ever reach our kitchen – it begins as early as when and where food is caught and sourced. DNA barcoding and biodiversity genomics are revealing that consumers may not be eating what they think they are – low quality products are being substituted for higher quality products, such as escolar for tuna. Dr. Hanner will discuss methods to identify food fraud, traceability policy, and its importance for consumer safety.