On August 27, join Farm & Food Care Canada in welcoming Dr. Temple Grandin to Guelph. Dr. Grandin is a famed animal behaviorist, author, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and autism awareness advocate.
Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned inspiration to people with autism for her work as an animal behaviorist. Dr. Grandin has developed humane livestock handling systems, and has worked as a consultant to the livestock handling industry on animal care standards. She has, in addition, designed processing facilities in which half the cattle in the United States are handled while working for Burger King, McDonalds, Swift and others. Dr. Grandin was named by Time Magazine as one of 2010’s “100 most influential People in the World”. HBO also produced the award-winning biographical film on her life entitled Temple Grandin. She currently speaks around the world on both autism and animal behaviour.
The event will be held on August 27 at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall. Dr. Grandin’s talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception with Dr. Grandin begins at 8:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their copies of Dr. Grandin’s books to have them autographed.
Tickets are $50 each (includes a $20 charitable receipt) or $30 for students. Free parking will also be provided. Tickets can be ordered through www.FarmCareFoundation.ca or by phone at 519-837-1326.
In the words of event organizer, cookbook author and lecturer Anita Stewart:
Food Day Canada is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks. [...] Food Day Canada is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun! We know how to throw a great party, so LET’S SHOW THE WORLD!
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At the council meeting of July 7, Grey County Council formally endorsed the Bruce Grey Food Charter.
Council agreed that “a diverse, sustainable and just food system is integral to the overall health of any community”, recognized that “leaders representing all aspects of food in our community engaged in an extensive process to develop a guiding document” and that the Food Charter “recognizes the impacts of food on physical health, social justice, culture, education, sustainable economic development and the environment”.
Endorsement of the charter implies that in future, council will consult and take into consideration the recommendations in the document before making decisions relating to food security.
The Municipality of Meaford was the first to endorse the charter in May. The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force continues to solicit endorsements from municipal and community partners across Grey and Bruce Counties.
You can view and download the charter here.
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