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Video - Our Food System & Chronic Disease: Cause or Cure? Presentation by Harvey Anderson

Harvey Anderson, a professor at the University of Toronto, discusses the Canadian food system and its relationship to chronic diseases. The agri-food system has been the major contributor to prevention of disease since the industrial revolution, but it needs to take a new approach to chronic disease.

He talks about the cost of obesity related health problems to our health industry and argues that Canadian solutions to chronic disease need to be developed by Canadians based on our climate, crops, culture and health system, and that the solution resides in a “whole of society” approach that integrates the agri-food and health systems. This presentation was a part of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists 11th Annual Banff Conference, March 31-April 2, 2015.