Delegates and representatives from the food industry were encouraging people to eat healthy ingredients from Canada at a press conference on Monday 26 January. The Canadian ambassador to Mexico Sara Hradecky was among those promoting the country as a key exporter of canola oil, wheat, oats and meat. The conference was designed to foster trade and encourage people to eat food that combats obesity and diabetes.
Farmers and heads of the food industry came to the platform to promote their products, such as barley, which is high in fiber and low in fat, and pulses whic
h are rich in vitamins and great for weight loss. Those in attendance were served a delicious menu, beginning with a barley salad, followed by a lentil hamburger and a carrot cake.
A catalogue of products available in Mexico is available on the website, which contains a list of quick and delicious recipes and information about the stores selling Canadian foods. www.saboresdecanada.mx
During her January 28 visit to lakeside Canadian Ambassador Sara Hradecky stopped by La Nueva Posada as the guest of the Canadian Club and the also Lake Chapala Society headquarters to commemorate 90 years of cordial Canada-Mexico diplomatic relations. At both venues the ambassador presided over the planting of maple tree saplings that will take root as living symbol of friendly ties between the two nations. With Hradecky (holding shovel) are Guadalajara Canadian Consul, Francis Uy and Chapala, Mayor Joaquín Huerta Barrios, DIF Presidnt Maricela Navarro Rodríguez, Lake Chapala Chamber of Commerce President Yolanda Martinez, Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club President Elect Sheila Paull, President of the Canadian Club at Lake Chapala Barbara Wills and Bob Foster.