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à la carte: The Ethics of Eating with Sonia Faruqi

à la carte: The Ethics of Eating with Sonia Faruqi

Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Sonia Faruqi
Donations to the Parkdale Food Centre gratefully accepted at this event. Canned salmon, sardines, oats, canned tomatoes and pasta especially needed.

Sonia Faruqi
 had it all--an Ivy League degree and a job on Wall Street. But when the banking industry collapsed, she found herself with extra time on her hands. The night she arrived at a small organic dairy farm would change her life for the better, although it didn't seem that way in the beginning. First, she had to come to grips with cows shocked into place, cannibal chickens, and "free range" turkeys that go nowhere. But there were bright lights as well. Happy, frolicking calves on a veal farm, and farmers who cared as much about the animals as their pocketbooks. What started as a two-week volunteer vacation, turned into a journey that reached into the deepest, darkest recesses of the animal agriculture industry. Her Book, Project Animal Farm sheds light on the international agribusiness, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of farm animals here at home. Using her finance background to forecast the future of agriculture, Join us for a discussion on the changes we need to make--using our forks and our votes.    

The Festival Café, onsite in Christ Church Cathedral, will be open and featuring great local food from Dash Mobile Cookery!

à la carte: Free food literacy events presented in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library with support from the government of Ontario. 

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Canada Council's Public Lending Right Program (PLR), which aims to encourage Canadian authors to maintain their rightful place in the development of our cultural life. PLR payments constitute fair compensation for free public access and enjoyment of library books. For more information, visit


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