Trust in Science: Agri-food innovation in the face of decreasing public confidence

  • Date :  August 26, 2021
  • Time : 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Public trust is essential for ensuring the continued success and growth of the agri-food sector.Since the industrial revolution, advances in science and technology have fundamentally altered our relationship with agriculture and food. Most consumers are distanced or unaware of the processes in which food is taken from farm to table, creating a climate of uncertainty and making space for the spread of misinformation. In recent years, the federal government has worked to address this issue, notably by establishing policies on traceability and investing in organizations like the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity to build trust and transparency in the food system.
Jill E. Hobbs - College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan
John Jamieson - President and CE at The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
Jeff Kinder - Executive Director, Science and Innovation at the Institute on Governance