TEDxHartHouse | Dec 6, tickets closed, Video stream offered

Hart House is pleased to present TEDxHart House: The Future of Food, the first-ever TEDx event at the University of Toronto.

On December 6th, at 6:00 p.m., the independently organized TEDxHart House: The Future of Food will explore some of the factors we must weigh as we choose what foods make it into our shopping carts. With the rise of issues like ethical eating, factory farming and food scarcity, the world is awakening to how we sow, grow, raise, reap, slaughter, transport, distribute, buy, share, cook, eat and dispose of food.

Four experts— Jason Qu, Lauren Baker, Jeffrey Crump and Bettina Schorman— will share their views on two-tiered food systems, food sharing, local food movements and sustainability in a series of three 18 minute talks. At TEDxHart House, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Hart House is a recognized leader in food politics and sustainability. Last year, Hart House celebrated World Food Week with filled-to-capacity programming, including a presentation by Dr. Vandana Shiva, a physicist, activist, vice-president of the global organization Slow Food International and author of Soil Not Oil, Earth Democracy and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Watch Dr. Shiva’s address at http://www.harthouse.ca/culture/earthdemocracy.

[The response to attend this event has been overwhelming! We received hundreds of applications but unfortunately we are only permitted to invite 100 audience members to attend TEDxHartHouse: The Future of Food. Due to the limited capacity, we have closed applications to this event. The good news is that you can still participate in TEDxHartHouse virtually - we will be filming the talks and it will be posted on the TEDxYouTube channel following the live event. The link will be posted on our website so keep checking www.harthouse.ca.

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