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Food Preservation: The Science You Eat Exhibition Opens at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

A new exhibition on food science opened today at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM). Food Preservation: The Science You Eat highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork.

"The exhibition Food Preservation: The Science You Eat is based on the fact that food rots, but also that in every culture - whether through trial and error or through scientific research - humans have discovered ways to preserve food," says Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General of the CAFM.

The exhibition explores how science helps us to understand why food decays, and how we can extend its shelf life. Today, we eat a staggering variety of food from around the world, all year round. Innovations and new discoveries have made our food safer than ever before, and we are constantly developing new ways to feed a growing world. The exhibit was developed by the CAFM with support from Nestle Canada, the Government of Canada, and Bernardin Ltd.

"We are proud to help nourish Canadians at all stages of life, at every time of day," said Shelley Martin, President and CEO, Nestle Canada Inc. "Nutrition education is so important and we're honoured to be a key partner on this fun, dynamic exhibit that teaches children and families about how food is preserved so that it is safe, tasty and nutritious."

''Science and technology have a very important role to play in Canada's food safety and security. In this new exhibition visitors will be exploring a variety of food preservation processes and will learn a little bit more about the journey our food takes between the farm and our forks. The museum is well positioned to articulate this message given its growing presence and strong following, our expertise combined with that of partners has resulted in an amazing product we are very proud of,"' said Fernand Proulx, Interim President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.

In this interactive museum experience, visitors can explore the fascinating world of food preservation both at home and in larger scale operations. Learn the scientific reason why long-used methods of food preservation are still in use today, and discover new innovations that will affect our food choices into the future.

Through the creative interplay of audio, video, and touch screen technologies, the exhibition provides interactive experiences for visitors of all ages, including a rotting food video, food scanning game, or by stepping inside a replica 1890s root cellar from Newfoundland.

Food Preservation: The Science You Eat is part of the CAFM's five-year commitment to food literacy. To see more of the events and products related to food literacy, visit us online.

About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM)

Located on a heritage site of the Central Experimental Farm, near the National Capital's downtown core, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum offers its visitors the unique experience of a fully functioning farm in an urban setting. Part of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, the CAFM is mandated to preserve Canada's agriculture and food heritage, and to share and promote scientifically accurate knowledge about the way agriculture is best practiced and food produced and consumed in Canada.

About Nestle Canada

Backed by more than a century of research and experience, Nestle Canada's vision is to be Canada's number one food and beverage company, helping Canadians live happier and healthier lives. Nestle in Canada manufactures some of the world's most recognized and trusted brands, including STOUFFER'S, LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLE GOOD START, POWERBAR, HAAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESCAFE, NESTLE PURE LIFE, NESTLE DRUMSTICK, NESTLE PROFESSIONAL and Nestle Purina BENEFUL. Nestle in Canada employs approximately 3,600 people in more than 20 manufacturing sites, sales offices and distribution centres across the country.

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