Guelph, ON – On November 14, Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph will host a recording of CBC Ideas live at the Arrell Food Summit, presented by award-winning reporter Nahlah Ayed at the newly-built Toronto Region Board of Trade.
Attendees will hear the episode being recorded at the opening session of the summit, as researchers and community leaders debate how to address food security as part of national security strategies during a year when the impacts have been more visible than ever. The episode will be broadcast later this year to the show’s 500,000 listeners.
Pathways that lead to global food system change are the focus of sessions throughout the one day summit, now in its sixth year. With farmers, chefs, academics and entrepreneurs from around the world, attendees will be invited to consider how equitable and sustainable change is possible and how they can begin in their own day-to-day work. Registrants can attend in person or join the Summit virtually.
“Food both plays a role in, and is impacted by, global upheaval – now more than ever,” says Dr. Evan Fraser, director of Arrell Food Institute. “By bringing together a diverse array of food system actors we can better map the pathways to a stable future together.”
Peter Dhillon, of the Richberry Group, Ocean Spray, and the Bank of Canada joins the Summit for a fireside chat with Rene Van Acker, Vice-President of Research at the University of Guelph for the day’s second keynote. The conversation will focus on barriers to innovation in the Canadian market, and the country’s potential to realize economic and climate benefits with an agri-innovation strategy.
Arrell Food Institute recently released a study with RBC and Boston Consulting Group’s Centre for Canada’s Future, showing that Canada can produce more food and simultaneously reduce emissions if it cultivates a new generation of farm and food innovators and rewards adoption of greenhouse gas sequestering strategies by farmers.
Join us for the recording of this important CBC Ideas debate and discussions on other important topics such as:
Register by end of day November 9, 2023 at www.arrellfoodsummit.ca.
About Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph
Arrell Food Institute brings people together to conduct research, train the next generation of food leaders and shape social, industrial, and governmental decisions, always ensuring food is the central priority.
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