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October 28, 2021 – Online

Arrell Food Summit 2021

On October 28th, Arrell Food Institute hosted the 4th Arrell Food Summit, the second hosted digitally. Welcoming over 350 attendees, the Summit featured an agenda of international speakers who explored how to turn ideas into action and accelerate food systems change. Chefs Rich Francis and Joshna Maharaj encouraged participants to use food as a tool to shake up colonial and unhealthy institutions, while Maple Leaf Food’s Nadia Theodore shared how to bridge gaps between government, industry, and others on progressive food policy.

Turning Ideas into Action

The Arrell Food Summit team has collaborated with illustrator and information designer Alex Sawatzky, who created visual summaries of each 2021 Summit session.  We are delighted to offer these illustrations to all Summit participants, available for viewing and download.  We hope you enjoy these visual reminders of your Summit experience!

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“You asked me, what should we do? Bring in the communities! Learn from them, co-create the solutions. Have community members sitting at all levels of the food system!”

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish

Featuring Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public health, World Fish and 2021 World Food Prize Winner.

Transforming Food: Advancing Livelihoods

  • Make aquatic foods central to global development agenda
  • People-centred approach
  • Shift from feeding to nourishing

Featuring Joshus Smee, Juia Romagnoli, Raul Fernandez, and Haile Thomas

The Changemakers’ Forum

  • Food security as a transformative vision
    • Break down social structures and build them differently
  • Empower people to be their full authentic selves in the workplace and in agriculture
  • Our imaginations are our superpowers
  • Learn how to nourish our bodies holistically

Nadia Theodore, Senior Vice President, Global Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods

Enriching Food Networks

  • Shift away from “sides”
  • Embrace collaboration as a guiding principle…
  • …and spend time in each others’ spaces