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Have we taken the streamlining of food production too far? Join us and the Toronto Vegetarian Association for a revelatory film, thought-provoking conversation and delicious vegan treats from local vendors as we delve into the history and future of how we feed ourselves. The genetic diversity of domesticated crops is steadily vanishing—and the consequences could be dire. American vegetable crop options now have less than 7% of the diversity that existed just a century ago and we are confronted with the global pressures of feeding a growing population in a rapidly changing climate. In Seeds of Time, crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the dire consequences of our inaction.
Director Sandy McLeod will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A to discuss what she has learned in the course of filmmaking about food and our responsibility to produce food sustainably.
Veg Food Fest has arranged for vegan bakery Through Being Cool, famous for their mouthwatering donuts, and vegetarian butcher YamChops, offering exciting and inventive alternatives to meat protein, to sell special treats at the screening.
$2 from every ticket goes to support healthy eating workshops at the Toronto Vegetarian Association, whose upcoming 32nd edition of Toronto's Veg Food Fest takes place September 9–11 at Harbourfront Centre.