WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — The Grains Council’s 2016 Canadian Global Crops Symposium will be April 11-13 at the Fairmont Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

“Already in its third year, this unique, cross-commodity forum provides a coveted opportunity for delegates to connect with colleagues from across Canada, around the world and along the grains value chain,” said Tyler Bjornson, president of the Canada Grains Council. 

“The theme of this year’s symposium is Innovation: Opportunity or Challenge,” said Bjornson, “One does not have to look far to see that there is a growing debate in our midst – on one hand, society is demanding continuous improvements in the safety, affordability, quality, and environmental footprint of crop products; at the same time, we are witnessing an emergence of food trends and public perspectives that are at direct odds with many new innovations in the crop sector.”

The speakers will shed light and fuel discussion on this growing dichotomy.  From celebrated science personalities, Jay Ingram, bestselling author and former host of Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, and Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office of Science and Society; to leading crop innovation experts, Jesus Madrazo, Global Corporate Engagement Lead with Monsanto Inc., and Randal Giroux, vice-president Corporate Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory at Cargill Inc., delegates will hear from some of the industry’s most sought after authorities on facilitating the coexistence of science and society.  

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