From Hunger to Health

  • April 24, 2015
  • 6:00 pm
  • St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

What is our responsibility to feed our fellow citizens, and how should food be produced and shared? What is the link between food security and health?

Spur engages Nick Saul, President of Community Food Centres Canada, Kris Vester, President of Slow Food Calgary, Susan Roberts of Growing Food Security Alberta and moderator Gordon Laird on the centrality of food to sustain and enrich our daily lives. So often taken for granted, food not only keeps us alive, it creates communities, economies, divisive politics and diverse cultures. Join us to share conversation about how the responsibility to feed and the right to food are about more than just basic nutrition.

  • Free



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