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“Before the Plate” Free Screening
February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 12th, 2019 is Canadian Agriculture Day! Let’s celebrate Canadian food and agriculture by watching a Canadian film tracing one plate of food from an Ontario restaurant back to eight farms the ingredients originated from. This FREE screening will be held at the Duffy Science Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island from 7pm-9pm.
Before The Plate attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farming in Canada. Modern consumers are increasingly interested in where and how their food gets to them, but accurate information is hard to come by and often feels out of reach. Before The Plate follows young farmers and industry experts in order to show the general population what a modern Canadian farm operation looks like, and answer the most pressing questions consumers have about their food. The film will follow food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations, and showcase the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto’s most prestigious restaurants. The project will follow various types of agriculture, including both organic and conventional practices to answer some of the biggest questions related to farming in our society.