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Food is an election issue

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The People's Food Policy is encouraging voters to attend debates and ask candidates questions about the close to 2.5 million Canadians who are regularly concerned about having enough food to eat.

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Corporate rotten eggs

What do a half-billion eggs have to do with democracy? The massive recall of salmonella-infected eggs, the largest egg recall in U.S. history, opens a window on the power of large corporations over not only our health, but over our government.

While scores of brands have been recalled, they all can be traced back to just two egg farms. Our food supply is increasingly in the hands of larger and larger companies, which wield enormous power in our political process. As with the food industry, so, too, is it with oil and with banks: Giant corporations, some with budgets larger than most nations, are controlling our health, our environment, our economy and increasingly, our elections.

MakerCulture: Playing with our food

Our comestibles get artists' creative juices flowing, both in and out of the kitchen.

It's an unusual Friday night at Grinder, a small coffee shop in Toronto. There is an alien in someone's cup, hearts in another and someone else sees their face in their mug.

What's even stranger is how local artists replaced paintbrushes and pencils with milk and cinnamon powder. The cause of this madness is an event called "Medium: Coffee Live Latte Art for Non-Latte Artists."

What these five artists did is part of the MakerCulture movement, the idea of taking things into your own hands, and producing new objects.

"It was different," says Abra Dolman, a participating artist. "I can't say I've ever used coffee, espresso, or milk as a medium before."

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The military-takeout complex: An interview with Conflict Kitchen

| April 18, 2014

InSpirit - Mantra Yoga Festival with Monk Devamrita Swami

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Location

Bhakti Lounge - Heart of Yoga
117 Dundas St. E
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.742" N, 79° 22' 35.7636" W

Bhakti Lounge presents an exciting blend of enlightening discussions, musical meditation and vegan food - InSpirit Mantra Yoga Festival (March 28th - April 6th, 2014) promises to be a unique spiritual gala with something in it for everyone. 

February 28, 2014 |
We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington's economy for generations.

Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:00am

Location

Blessed Cardinal Newman high School
100 Brimley Rd South ( south of Kingston Rd)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair -
Biodiversity of the Community

At the Blessed Cardinal Newman High School,
100 Brimley Rd South (south of Kingston Rd)

Sat March 22, 2014,11-3 pm, Scarborough, ON

This day promises to be fun for everyone. Learn
how to live more sustainably,exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy
heirloom and organic seeds or join a workshop on composting or growing food in
small spaces.

But you have such a pretty face!

| January 17, 2014

The Ethics Recession

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location

Bhakti Lounge - Heart of Yoga
117 Dundas St. E
Toronto, ON
Canada

Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel directors office. "What is the meaning of this?" the director asked. "When you applied for this job, you told us you had five years experience. Now we discovered this is the first job you've ever held. "Well," the young man replied, "in your advertisement you said you wanted somebody with imagination."

Armed Conflict and Food Insecurity: A Global Challenge

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

University College
15 King's College Circle, Room 179 - Room 179 - west end of building on the ground floor
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 45.5292" N, 79° 23' 43.4292" W

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415968865196954

Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday January 23rd, 2014 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Mustafa Koç, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University

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