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Samuel Thevasagayam on What Philanthropy Can and Can’t Do for Food

Closing out the inaugural Arrell Food Summit on a hopeful note, Samuel Thevasagayam tells the crowd about how he sees the role of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in farming.

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.”

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.

Jess Haines speaks to Dr. Charles Godfray, both seated on stage, at the Arrell Food Summit

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 […]

Dr. Samuel Myers on Managing Disruption in the Age of Great Acceleration

The Harvard academic says we are in the age of a great acceleration, as everything we produce and consume is ramped up at an ever-increasing, exponential pace.

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.

Knowledge Keepers: Examining Indigenous Food Sovereignty

In a departure from the academic tone of the summit, “Knowledge Keepers: Examining Indigenous Food Sovereignty,” began with a smudging ceremony.

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.

Solidaridad’s Nico Roozen Shares What He’s Learned in 30 Years of Fair Trade

Ethical purchasing is still a niche concept, says Roozen, comprising no more than 3 to 5 percent of any market. “But when we started 30 years ago, we started at zero percent.”

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.