Inter Pares is proud to participate in Food Secure Canada's 10th assembly: resetting the table. The assembly unites thinkers, activists, and organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food.
Register here to join members of the Inter Pares team at these three sessions:
Phasing out pesticides is urgent: GMOs and the pesticide treadmillHear how farmers from the Global South and migrant workers here in Canada are harmed by exposure to ever more toxic pesticides, and learn about industry tactics to keep farmers on a pesticide treadmill. (Eric Chaurette, Africa Program Manager)
Injured Migrant Workers and Structural Violence: Turning individual stories into collective actionMigrant farm workers in Canada are subject to a set of laws that make them uniquely susceptible to workplace illness, injury and violation of human rights. Workers and allied groups will share stories of action from worker-led movements for justice. (Bill Fairbairn, Latin America Program Manager)
Farmland Grab: Canadian Pension Fund’s rolePension funds are influential actors in global finance, managing more money than all sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and private equity funds combined. Canada has some of the world's biggest pension funds and increasingly they are investing in farmland – both in Canada and in the Global South. (David Bruer, Asia Program Manager)