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Creating more just and sustainable food systems

17 November 2020

The Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, the social and ecological justice centre of the Jesuits in Canada, is organizing a webinar on food sovereignty, Food Matters: Creating More Just and Sustainable Food Systems, on 3 December 2020, Thursday, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (EST).

The global pandemic disrupted supply chains and helped realize our dependence on far-off systems beyond our control. At the same time, there is more awareness of the unsafe and unjust conditions in which many food production workers labour and how systems of oppression continue to hold food insecurity in place for many communities.

It is also becoming increasingly apparent that industrial food production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. In contrast, regenerative agriculture could create more climate-resilient food systems that sequester carbon in soil.

Join the Jesuit Forum in dialogue together with Nettie Wiebe, an organic farmer and activist in Saskatchewan, and Leslie Campbell, Senior Coordinator at FoodShare Toronto. Food sovereignty’s key role is discussed in addressing key questions of social justice, food security, and ecological regeneration.

The Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice promotes small group dialogues (or sharing circles) to engage people on themes related to ecology, justice, spirituality, and right relationships. While affiliated with the Jesuits, the Forum works broadly with people from all backgrounds and spiritual traditions.

If you wish to join, please register at tiny.cc/FoodSovereignty and you may also contact Ms Victoria Blanco through her email: vblanco(at)jesuitforum.ca.

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