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Arrell Food Summit

How will we feed the planet? Innovation in process. Innovation in product.  Innovation in people.

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.

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.

The 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.


Visit the program page to find regularly updated information on the Summit program.


Respect and Inclusion

The Summit is designed to be inclusive of many perspectives, backgrounds and identities. Attendees are encouraged to be constructive and respectful as they participate. Have a suggestion about how we can build an even more inclusive event? Email

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