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S-3 stands for "Safe, Secure, and Sustainable" in relation to our food systems. The theme for 2013 was "Challenges and Change Lead to Innovative Solutions". The symposium which is held eyery other year is designed to bring together professionals for panel discussions and informative presentations including federal, state, and local regulatory agencies as well as industry, environmental health specialists, food producers, academia, nutritionists, public health professionals, and agriculture experts.
The conference held May 15-17 was a huge success for Riverside County Department of Environmental Health in concert with the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health, hosting and organizing the 3 day symposium. 380 attendees enjoyed various panel discussions with 68 speakers participating They examined the changing landscape and future challenges of food production and systems in this state and around the world. Tours of the UCR Agricultural Research Center and Temecula agricultural vineyards provided conference attendees the opportunity to witness some of the real world problems discussed during sessions.
The symposium posed provocative questions about and concerns for safe food production and equitable food distribution. This year's theme of challenges prompting innovative solutions underscored the very serious issues we now face in providing healthy food to Californians and beyond. Attendees leaving the conference were asked to consider various approaches to the challenges cited so our dynamic food systems can evolve in ways that will enhance our lives and health, and in the hope that the discussion will continue prompting innovative solutions.
For those who attended:
Thank you for attending the symposium in Riverside California at the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel and Spa where rich history, modern luxury and classic elegance exist in perfect balance. We trust you found your experience enriching on many levels and we hope to see you at the next S3 food symposium.
West Riverside at Night
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Orange Sunrise poster See our movie on Riverside's Citrus History while you are in town!
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