How will we feed the planet? Innovation in process. Innovation in product. Innovation in people.
The first Arrell Food Summit took place May 22-24, 2018 in Guelph and Toronto. The Summit was an opportunity to celebrate innovation in agriculture and food through dynamic speakers and deserving laureates of the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards.
Danil Kerimi of the World Economic Forum on the Need for Nimble Regulation to Foster Innovation
When it comes to regulation, big thinkers tend to side with one of two proverbs: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. Danil Kerimi is the omelet-eating kind.
Toward a National Food Policy
If the “Food Policy for Canada” session had a theme, it was “waiting.” For the last 18 months, Canada’s federal government has been consulting with stakeholders, industry, civil society and academics on a widespread policy that would cover a host of food issues.
Dr. Roberta Bondar Opens the Arrell Food Summit
Bondar speaks about the impact of climate change on agriculture as only someone who has left the confines of this planet can.
Loblaw CEO Galen G. Weston’s Vision for the Future of Food in Canada
This story is part of our live coverage of the inaugural Arrell Food Summit (May 22 to 24). The summit gathers some of the world’s eminent thinkers to discuss the future of food and agriculture. Loblaw CEO Galen G. Weston, delivering a keynote speech on the final day of the Arrell Food Summit, promises the […]
Mental Health in Agriculture: The Dark Side of Farming
Andria Jones-Bitton works with farmers to train them in mental health literacy. “When we talk about using more technology to produce more food," she says, "we need to talk about the impact that has on the people producing food, their animals, families and financial bottom lines.”
Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the Vital Relationship between Food and Culture
“The arctic is the early warning,” says Shelia Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist, to a hushed crowd at the Arrell Food Summit. “Early for you but late for us.”
Thinking Outside the Bin: Challenging Food Waste Orthodoxies
Canada wastes about $31 billion worth of food a year. Half of that is in the home. Recently, after decades of shoulder-shrugging, solving this problem has become a topic of public discussion.
Sir Charles Godfray on How to Start a Virtuous Cycle for Food Sustainability
Sir Charles Godfray, professor of population biology and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, addresses the complex web of food insecurity.