Word on the Street

Food, Farms and Family. Public Talk by Nicole Foss

  • Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Time: 1pm
  • Location: Copetown Community Centre
  • Address: 1950 Governors Rd, Dundas (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ian Graham
  • Email: ianagraham@rogers.com
  • Phone: 905 537 0163

What can families do to increase their resilience to upsets and breakdowns in the food and farming system? What can farmers do to keep our food supply secure, healthy and local?

Nicole Foss lives on a farm near Ottawa, is trained as a biologist and in environmental law, She consults on energy and financial issues, blogging at www.theautomaticearth.org. She has a great interest in health and nutrition.

Her talk will address food production in the future and the health timebomb we've created in the era of industrial foodstuffs. We've built a farming system with critical dependencies on fossil fuels, large scale mono-cropping and genetically engineered seed. She will focus on the impacts of energy climate and money. Her down-to-earth talk will help you grasp what limits to growth really means. Almost no one talks about the bigger picture, so people struggle to understand. She helps you identify your options to prepare for challenging times

Nicole Foss, BSc, LLM, has lectured in 15 countries and given hundreds of speeches and workshops over the past three years. Come to Copetown to learn what you can about your food, your farm and your family.

This event is co-sponsored by Old 99 Farm, Local 351 National Farmers Union, Copetown Lions Club and DundasInTransition.ca. Donations accepted at the door, $10 suggested.

Her Ontario visits are as follows.
NOV 26 Chatham, ON United Way of Chatham-Kent 7pm

NOV 27 Sarnia, ON Lambton Inn 7pm

NOV 28 Shedden, ON, Elgin County Shedden Keystone Complex 3-5pm

NOV 29 Clinton, ON, Huron County REACH Huron Centre 7.30pm

NOV 30 Hamilton, ON Copetown Community Centre 1-5pm

DEC 2 Barrie, ON 89 Dunlop St East 2-4pm

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