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Our Food, Our Waste, Our Environment: Making the urban-rural connection

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East

How do modern farming practices affect our food, health, and the environment? How are governments and large-scale agribusinesses responding to environmental and food-quality concerns post-Walkerton? How can we work toward a sustainable food system?

Panelists are Don Mills, Organic livestock farmer and Ontario Regional Co-ordinator for the National Farmers Union; Maureen Reilly, Water Quality Campaign Leader, Sierra Club; Bill Weida, Project Co-ordinator, Global Resource Action Center for the Environment Factory Farm Project; former Professor of Economics and Business, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs; Jim Dalrymple, Agricultural consultant with Livestock Technology Services and contributor to Better Farming publications, formerly a civil servant with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food; Invited Representative of the Ontario Liberal Government to be confirmed. Moderated by Karin Wells, Broadcast journalist with CBC Radio's The Current.

Admission is free. Download a printable flyer at

Event sponsored by the St. Lawrence Centre Forum, The Council of Canadians, Beyond Factory Farming, the GRACE Foundation, and the Toronto Food Policy Council.