Livestock group hosts food education seminar

The North Okanagan Livestock Association will hold an education seminar Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon’s Prestige Hotel.

The public is invited to learn about what foods can be trusted the most.

The North Okanagan Livestock Association will hold an education seminar Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon’s Prestige Hotel.

“Everyone is welcome,” said Cheryl Altwasser, with NOLA.

Among the speakers will be Dr. Melodie Chan, who will talk about making the right food choices.

“Chan will take you on a journey exploring the important role the cow has played within human health history,” said Altwasser.

“Chan has a passion for helping people succeed by sharing knowledge that will improve animal health management, animal welfare and food safety.”

In March, Chan will lead the cattle veterinary services team for Zoetis, an animal health company based in Alberta.

She won Alberta’s young veterinarian award of the year award in 2009.

The other speaker during the seminar will be Doug Pasco, from WorkSafe BC.

“He will provide resources and tools to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the agriculture industry,” said Altwasser.

“We encourage anyone interested in the foods we are eating or are interested in safety procedures on small acreages, farms or ranches to join us.”