Toronto: With spectacular views of an impressive skyline, the 12th floor lounge of the city university was the perfect venue, chosen by publisher Penguin Canada, for launching Farmageddon in a new country. It was such a pleasure to meet Wayne Roberts, co-founder of the Toronto Food Policy Council and a man with great depth of knowledge on the issues facing our food, who chaired the event.
A big thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a success, with rich conversation that went on for hours afterwards. We covered plenty of important ground on how to bring about change, fuelled by delicious catering from Urban Acorn.
Media interest helped to get the word out, not least through appearing on Canada’s leading national current affairs programme, The Lang & O’Leary Show – you can see the full interview here.
These trips are always packed with opportunities to talk collaboration. After more than a decade, it was good to catch up again with Stephanie Brown, the director of the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals (CCFA), an organisation that is doing such great work to help end factory farming and one that I very much look forward to working more closely with over the coming months.
Grateful thanks to Trish Bunnett and Trisha van der Grient at Penguin Canada; and to Pat Tohill for organising everything so well and for looking after me during my brief but exhilarating time in Toronto. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Next stop, back on home soil, England for the Swindon Literary Festival on Tuesday (6th May), 6.30pm; hope to see you there.
For your copy of ‘Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat’, click here.