JULY 27 2021-CANADA'S NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL & COMBATTING FOOD WASTE
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STRATEGY PANEL: CANADA’S NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL

Libby Znaimer is joined by Karen Stintz, CEO of Variety Village, John Capobianco, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard HighRoad, and Charles Sousa, the former Minister of Finance for Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga South.

In the news: history was made, yesterday, as Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General, Mary Simon, was officially sworn in. Meanwhile, here in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford still won’t change his stance when it comes to vaccine passports, and the idea of mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers. Groups like the OMA and RNAO have been calling for him to implement such a mandate and stand by the science. Is the Premier really listening to the advice of our medical community? Our political panel weighs in on the latest.

A TOOL TO CONFRONT FOOD WASTE AT STORES AND RISING FOOD COSTS

Libby Znaimer is joined by Sam Kashani, Canada Country Manager at Too Good To Go, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University and Dr. Paul Uys, Director External of the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph University.

Food waste: it’s an ongoing, global problem and it exists right here across Canada. Did you know that, in Toronto alone, single-family households dispose of as much as 441 pounds of it each year?  Dr. Charlebois and Dr. Uys explain why so much food wastage occurs each year and some of the strategies we can implement to reduce our own waste. Too Good To Go, an app that allows consumers to purchase leftover foods from participating food stores at a discounted price, launched in Toronto this month. Sam explains how it works in more detail and why it is an effective program in the fight to combat food waste. Meanwhile, our two academics explain why certain staple foods like peanut butter, meat, and baked goods have gone up in price.

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