By Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, A Certified Good Food Fighter

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rod MacRae about Canada’s food policy at Chef Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Cafe.

Dr. Rod MacRae is one of Canada’s foremost food policy advocates and thinkers, and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. His teaching and research focuses on creating a national food agriculture policy for Canada, and the set of coherent and comprehensive programs required to support it.

He has written extensively on this subject in both popular and academic literature.  Prior to joining York University, he worked as a food policy analyst and consultant to all levels of government and numerous Canadian NGOs. Dr. MacRae was the first Co-ordinator of the Toronto Food Policy Council.

Dr. Rod MacRae will be talking about starving urban centres, food security, and policies that will help Canada’s transition to healthy and sustainable food and agriculture systems.

Monday, November 1st 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Café
4 Gilead Lane
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K9

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While we may not be able to agree on a national dish, a love of good food is something that all Canadians share. Access to affordable and healthy food matters. Food brings people together at local markets, neighbourhood restaurants, and around kitchen tables. Yet cities continue to cope with “food deserts” and rising malnutrition, while Canadian farmers struggle to make ends meet.

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About MASS Talks:

MASS LBP is a public engagement advisory firm —and friendly neighbour of Gilead— that works with  governments and corporations to deepen public consultation and improve the way public decisions are made. We host monthly MASS Talks, which are standing-room only events where new voices with big ideas talk about the trends that are shaping public life and public policy. Gilead has been the home of our MASS Talk series for more than a year now and has agreed to help us promote this particular event as it revolves around food policy.

Food for Thought:
This MASS Talk is free, but please help support the Daily Bread Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food item on November 1st.

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