Sudbury will play host to a provincial food conference this November.
Bring Food Home: Digging Deeper will take place Nov. 20-22 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Sudbury. The fourth biennial event is an initiative of Sustain Ontario, a provincial body that promotes healthy food and farming, and advocates for food systems throughout Ontario that are healthy, ecological, equitable, and financially viable.
“Bring Food Home 2015 is a great opportunity to celebrate leadership and learn from people working towards the development of a sustainable, resilient and healthy food system, here in Northeastern Ontario, as well as throughout the province of Ontario, and across Canada,” Bridget King, public health nutritionist with Sudbury & District Health Unit, said in a news release.
Bring Food Home 2015 will bring together more than 400 food-system leaders to share successes, gain skills, and collaborate on the future of Ontario’s food movement. The three-day program includes more than 40 sessions organized into six streams: food access and justice, agriculture and environment, local food economies, edible education, health promotion, and building our capacity.
Mark Schatzker, author of The Dortio Effect, will speak about how our cravings for natural flavours have been replaced by manufactured ones, and how this change has engineered a preference for nutritionally empty foods. Schatzker argues that by refocusing on natural flavours, our relationship between flavour and nutrition can be rebuilt.
A dinner, the Feast of Local Flavours, will feature 10 of Greater Sudbury’s most exciting chefs and producers dedicated to healthy, sustainable foods and beverages.
Three conference-wide plenary sessions will feature expert panelists from across Ontario and beyond.
There will also be two Northern farmer training program streams sponsored by FarmStart, and four tours highlighting unique examples of Northern food-system projects and businesses in Greater Sudbury.