Sylvain Charlebois“Canada’s food professor,” Sylvain Charlebois, will discuss the role Canada’s greenhouses can play in food security in a webinar Thursday, March 24.

Role for greenhouse growers in national food security subject of discussion

How can greenhouse vegetable growers enhance Canadian food security and sovereignty? A speaker Thursday, March 24, will address this and related questions.

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in food distribution and food policy at Dalhousie University. His fireside chat-style webinar, entitled “The Role of Canadian Greenhouses in Food Security and Sovereignty,” is presented by the Greenhouse Research Education and Training (GREAT) Institute and the Greenhouse Technology Network.

“Now more than ever, people are better understanding the importance of supply chains and food supply to national security,” says GREAT Institute director Rupp Carriveau, a UWindsor professor of civil and environmental engineering. “Greenhouses offer resilient, controlled growing environments capable of producing efficient, targeted, high-quality yields.”

He notes that greenhouse vegetable production in Ontario is a multi-billion dollar industry rich with innovation and development.

“Commercial greenhouse horticulture sees its significant role expanding in critical underpinnings of the Canadian economy,” Dr. Carriveau says.

The March 24 event will begin at 10 a.m. and admission is free. Register here to attend.