“Eating: Is There a Solution to the Confusion?” with Dr. Joe Schwarcz

“Eating: Is There a Solution to the Confusion?” with Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m

CS 104

RSVP by emailing research@cbu.ca.

Dr. Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. He hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal’s CJAD and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television. Dr. Joe was awarded the 2010 Montreal Medal, the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada. In 2015 he was named winner of the Balles Prize for critical thinking by the US based Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in recognition of his 2014 book, Is That A Fact?

More information: Joe Schwarcz, McGill, Office for Science and Society – Separating Sense from Nonsense

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Abstract:

Eating has become a confusing experience. Virtually every day brings news about some “miracle food” that we should be gulping down. It may be blueberries to prevent cancer, flax seed against heart disease, soybeans for menopause or green coffee bean extract for weight loss. Then there are worries: food additives, gluten, pesticide residues, GMOs, antibiotics, meat consumption. Schwarcz assists with his presentation by explaining proper science to help guide through this nutritional maze.