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Speaker series to focus on food security, sustainability

Speakers will include both an overview of their area of expertise and suggestions how audience members could make a difference
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NEWS RELEASE
DUBLIN STREET UNITED CHURCH JUSTICE AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE
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Expert speakers will present a free public series entitled Food Security and Sustainability: Ingredients and Recipes on successive Tuesday evenings Oct. 23 and 30, and Nov. 6 at Dublin Street United Church, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

The series will explore various scales and aspects of food security and sustainability. All speakers will include both an overview of their area of expertise and suggestions how audience members could make a difference. 

“Food security and sustainability are vital to us all. And we all can act. Ingredients include climate change, poverty, water pollution and inequality. Recipes touch on diet shifts, replicating natural cycles, linking science and local knowledge, eliminating poverty, and reducing food waste and carbon footprints,” commented Elizabeth Snell, a series organizer.

Local issues will be the Oct. 23 focus: speakers will be Gavin Dandy, directing coordinator of The SEED, a community food project of the Guelph Community Health Centre; and Kate Parizeau, of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph, who has studied food waste in Guelph.

National and provincial issues will be discussed on Oct. 30, led by Ralph Martin, Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph and an expert in sustainable agriculture. 

Philip Loring, chair in the Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph will present global and ocean issues on Nov. 6.

Discussion and refreshments will follow each presentation. 

Dublin Street United Church is at 68 Suffolk St. W. on the corner of Dublin. Parking and entrance are at the rear. The series is organized by the Justice and Outreach Committee of the church.

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