Food matters. Each day city-dwellers make decisions about what to eat, where to eat, and how to eat. Those decisions shape a food system simultaneously responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change. Although urbanites can feel disconnected from the ecosystems that sustain us, our food ties each of us intimately to the earth through soil, water, energy flows, and nutrient cycles. Drawing on current research in sustainable agriculture and food systems, this talk presents practical personal choices and government policy changes to help promote a just, resilient, ecologically-integrated food system.
Speaker: Mike Bomford / Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Faculty of Science & Horticulture
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science*
When: May 30
Time: Doors open 6pm, talk begins at 7pm.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.