Agassiz Slow Food Tour

Agassiz Slow Food Tour at Dairy Education and Research CentreThree hundred men, women and children pedaled into UBC’s Dairy Education and Research Centre Saturday, August 21 as part of Slow Food Vancouver’s fourth annual cycling tour. The Dairy Centre was a favorite among many of the cyclists, who meandered through more than a dozen of Agassiz’ well known slow food hot spots during the day-long event.

Slow Food Vancouver is part of the rapidly growing Slow Food International Movement, whose mission is to localize food supplies, help small farms and garner public awareness to the state of the food industry. The Slow Food movement hopes to reconnect urbanites with farmers producing their food, and encourage them to buy locally and reduce their dependence on imported food.

2010 marks the first year that the cycle tour included The Dairy Education and Research Centre. The Centre`s international reputation for dairy cattle research including its important contributions toward cattle welfare and its location in a dairy-dependent region make it the pride of Agassiz.

“Visitors were impressed with the Dairy Centre`s animal facilities and were particularly impressed with the enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge displayed by our students,” said Jim Thompson, Director of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre.

For more about Slow Food Vancouver, and the annual Agassiz/Chilliwack Cycle Tour, visit www.slowfoodvancouver.com.

For more about the Dairy Education and Research Centre, visit www.landfood.ubc.ca/dairycentre.

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