GFTC sponsoring Agri-Food Forum featuring health, wellness and functional foods

Guelph, Ontario-- The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) is proud to sponsor Ontario’s inaugural Agri-Food Innovation Forum, to be held in Toronto, Ontario on June 19-21, 2005.

The Forum will take place at the Hilton Toronto, starting with a reception on June 19 followed by two days of programming that will focus on the 2005 theme: Food, a Healthy Value Proposition. Distinguished, thought-provoking leaders from all over the world will be presenting their ideas on how innovation in agriculture and food directly impacts human health. Featured topics include:

  • Diet and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease
  • Marketing fruit and vegetable innovations to stimulate consumer demand
  • Bringing innovation to market: An international perspective
  • Promoting nutrition to Canadians
  • Changing the shape of a nation through emerging science
  • Applying emerging science to address obesity
“As one of Canada’s premier developers of functional foods and nutraceutical products, GFTC is proud to be associated with this event,” says Gary Fread, GFTC’s President & C.E.O. “We help our clients maximize healthful product attributes and minimize the less healthful ones. Our integrated services involving product development, process development, packaging evaluation, technical training, and food safety and quality systems enable us to help clients from product concept to market launch.”

About GFTC: GFTC is Canada’s only not-for-profit, non-subsidized food technology centre. GFTC provides creative, confidential technical solutions, training, consulting and auditing to the Canadian agri-food industry in the areas of R&D, product development, packaging, shelf-life, food safety, quality, and productivity improvement. Each year, GFTC assists over 500 companies and organizations, and provides training to more than 3600 people.

For More Information
The Agri-Food Forum is presented by MaRS Landing, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies and the Governments of Ontario and Canada. For information, or to register, please contact:

Melissa Yollick, Argyle Rowland Communications, (416) 968-7311, Ext: 231, [email protected]

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