On October 27, 2020 Ontario Genomics in partnership with the Global Institute for Food Security and the Growing Stronger initiative from Arrell Food Institute and Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute showcased the second Canada\’s Bio-Revolution 2020 Webinar Series, “New Frontiers in Food Production: Growing Stonger with Cellular Agriculture.”
The panel focused on the future of Canada\’s food system and how it can benefit from new technologies, including cellular agriculture (using cells to make food products, e.g. meat, dairy, eggs, alternative proteins, ingredients) and the role they can play in creating “made-in-Canada” solutions for a more resilient food supply chain in a post-COVID world.
This much-needed conversation presented diverse voices and perspectives from across the value chains of leading Canadian experts – researchers, industry, funders and advocates, to generate collaboration and amplify new ideas. In case you missed this virtual event, you can watch it here on demand.
- The current state of play for cellular agriculture,
- The opportunities and potential barriers,
- How genomics/engineering biology can help and how this can contribute to sustainability.
- Opening Remarks: Dr. Bettina Hamelin, President & CEO, Ontario Genomics and Chair, National Engineering Biology Steering Committee
- Moderator: Dr. Steven Webb, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, the Global Institute for Food Security, Member of National Engineering Biology Steering Committee
- Maria Pepe, Vice President, Research & Development, Lactalis,Canada/Parmalat
- Isha Datar, Executive Director, New Harvest
- Dr. Ralph Christian Delos Santos, CEO & Co-Founder Biofect Innovations
- Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair, Food Security and Environment, University of the Fraser Valley