Genetics vs Food: Are we truly what we eat? – Apr 29, 2015

Part of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Centennial Dialogues, Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems series 

What’s more harmful: fat or sugar? Should I drink a glass of red wine every day, or abstain from alcohol altogether? We spend a lot of time worrying about how our dietary choices are impacting our health. In fact, hardly a day goes by where we’re not hearing about how the “latest studies” suggest that we make immediate dietary changes. But some experts suggest that our genetic predisposition for disease is actually the most significant factor in our overall health. So how vigilant do we really need to be about our diet? Join us April 29th for a panel discussion about the deeply connected relationship between food, genetics and health.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:30-9:00 pm
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive
This event is free of charge but advance registration is required.

Moderated by Dean Rickey Yada.

Featuring a panel of experts:

  • Dr. Susanne Clee, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC
  • Desiree Nielsen, BSc(FNH), RD – Registered Dietitian and Owner, Desiree Nielsen Nutrition Consulting
  • Brad Popovich – Chief Scientific Officer, Genome BC
  • Yves Potvin – Founder and President, Gardein
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