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June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the Arrell Food Institute in partnership with the University of Guelph One Health Institute for an event with world-renowned epidemiologist, veterinarian and Arrell Global Food Innovation Research Award winner, Dr. Delia Grace Randolph.
Dr. Delia Grace Randolph will discuss a journey of several decades to provide an understanding of foodborne disease and how best to manage it. Our world is not well fed and while hunger has been decreasing over the last decades, communicable and non-communicable diseases are trending upwards. The best estimates indicate that the health burden of foodborne disease is equivalent to that of malaria, HIV/AIDs or tuberculosis and the cost to low- and middle-income countries is more than 100 billion USD a year. Most of the global health burden of foodborne disease originates in animal source food and fresh vegetables sold in the informal, traditional markets of developing countries. Alleviating this burden also benefits nutrition, incomes, equity and the environment.
This event will include a presentation and discussion with Dr. Delia Grace Randolph from 11 a.m. to noon followed by a light lunch from noon to 1 p.m.