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October 3, 2006
Media Advisory: Food for Thought at Toronto’s World Food Day Celebration
Food lovers and those who want a taste of current food issues are invited to celebrate World Food Day tomorrow. This flavourful occasion is celebrated every year to recognize the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization.

The Toronto Food Policy Council is joining community agencies to host this annual event. This year’s theme will be Food: Growing, Greening, Learning, Engaging Food - Harvesting Connections.

Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Members’ Lounge

Whet your appetite at this free event, which will include a photo exhibit, information tables and displays featuring Toronto’s unique food agencies and some delicious local food samples. Well-known food enthusiasts and leaders will be present including food writer, Naomi Duguid, who will speak about the fear of cultural foods. Chef Marc Breton, will also be present. He has been delighting guests at the Gladstone Hotel all summer with meals cooked right out of the box delivered by the hotel’s farmer.

The 4th Annual World Food Day event for 2006 provides a rare opportunity to
• discover the emerging local food system that connect farmers and eaters
• consider immigrant, minority and youth opportunities in local food production
• hear about the reclaiming of Aboriginal food initiatives to overcome diabetes
• network with potential friends, partners and employers
• find out about rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Food serves as a change agent that supports social inclusion, community development, employment, life skills, community safety, farms in the surrounding regions, and much more.

Media contact:
Rishma Govani, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974



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