'The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet' (Calgary)
Guest Speaker: Pierre Desrochers
Many food activists promote eating more local food at the expense of imported items as a way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. But after a thorough review of the evidence,
Pierre Desrochers is an associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from economic development and globalization to energy and transportation issues and is affiliated with numerous policy research centers. Pierre has always made an effort to reach a broad audience through his over 100 columns and shorter pieces and regular contributions to various media outlets. He maintains a detailed website. His unique strength as one of the most well-known critics of the locavore movement is his knowledge of a broader set of issues than other critics who have attacked only one facet of this movement.
Date: October 25, 2012
Place: Sandman Hotel (Airport), 25 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4V7
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Cost: $25 for a Reserved Seat
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