Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Economics and the World Food Crisis


An evening of digestible discussion about food and capitalism with Wayne Roberts and Jim Stanford.

Octopus Books is pleased to present an evening with Wayne Roberts, food security activist and author of the essential No-Nonsense Guide to World Food, and Jim Stanford, the Globe and Mail economics columnist and author of the hugely successful Economics for Everyone.

Looking back at a year of food riots on several continents and a crumbling global economy, the discussion will look at how we got where we are in both instances and where the parallel collapse of economic and industrialized food systems might overlap.

The event will take place in the auditorium of Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington) on Friday, February 13, 2009 with a free reception with local snacks beginning at 6:00 p.m. and speakers beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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