"Edible Action: food activism & alternative economics" Book launch with chef & author!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 10:00 to 12:00

Local food activists, celebrity chef, and scholars promote book in Toronto:
"Edible Action: food activism & alternative economics" released this week

TORONTO- Author Sally Miller, Chef Brad Long, and representatives from Local Food Plus join Canada's most popular online news site rabble.ca to host the launch of the book ""Edible Action: food activism & alternative economics" this Friday, November 14th at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto (215 Spadina Ave) from  5:30-7:30.  The book launch is free and open to the public

"Edible Action" examines how food movements - from farmers' markets to fair trade coffee, offer a pattern of powerful alternatives to conventional food economics and that food is particularly situated to address the ills of an unjust economic system and to mobilize people against it.  Author Dr. Sally Miller has worked for almost twenty years in the alternative food, agriculture and co-op sectors, as a manager, consultant, organizer and researcher. She has degrees in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. "I saw an urgent need for a book that connects the power of food movements to the creation of alternative and sustainable economies," says author Sally Miller.

Joining her at the book launch is chef Brad Long, dynamic co-host of The Food Network's Restaurant Makeover, former Executive Chef at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and chef at Veritas  - a restaurant that blends Chef Long's elegant style of cuisine with a commitment to sustainability and locally-produced, healthy, nutritious food – including seasonal vegetables from Chef Long's own farm start-up. Chef Long will be offering up some food and thoughts. 

Local Food Plus (LFP) will also be present at the launch to highlight their work. LFP is an award winning non-profit organization that brings farmers and consumers to the table to share in the benefits of environmentally and socially responsible food production. LFP is committed to building and fostering local sustainable food systems by certifying farmers and processors and linking them with local purchasers.

rabble.ca is a co-sponsor of this event as part of their work to highlight Canadian authors and publishers through their book lounge (http://www.rabble.ca/books)

Centre for Social Innovation
4th floor, 215 Spadina Avenue

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