Project Animal Farm "Farming and Ethics: An Evening with Sonia Faruqi"

PETERBOROUGH, January 9, 2016 – Trent University is pleased to invite the public to a reading and discussion with Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm. Ms. Faruqi turned from investment banker to investigative reporter after being unexpectedly confronted with the grim realities of dairy, egg, and meat production practices in Canada. Her curiosity and courage took her across the globe to expose the truth and discover solutions to our defective food system. The author has appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and her book has been reviewed in Toronto Star, Maclean’s, Metro, and the National Post. Praise for the book includes the following (quoted on the book jacket):

“Into an engaging account of the adventures of a young city dweller among the factory farmers, Sonia Faruqi manages to smuggle a body of useful – and disturbing – information about this most secretive of global enterprises.”

- J.M. Coetzee, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“Brave, captivating, enlightening, and impossible to put down, this remarkable true story pries open hearts and minds and exposes the travesty of industrial farming like none other.”

-Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet

Ms. Faruqi will speak on January 27th, 2016 at Bagnani Hall, Traill Campus, 310 London Street. A reception with refreshments will take place from 6:30 until 7:00pm. The presentation will run from 7:00 until 8:30pm, followed by a discussion and book signing and sales. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is supported by Trent University’s Sustainability Studies and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems programs, as well as the Trent School of the Environment, the Kawartha World Issues Centre and Trent Oxfam.

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