Food Inc movie producer Robert Kenner will present his thoughts on "The Illusion of Choice" to delegates of the Culinary Tourism World Summit. Kenner is known to be insightful, entertaining, passionate and provocative. He will definitely provide food for thought on this critical and timely subject.
If we don't support local, independent restaurants, then in 20 years, we won't have any choices left in where we eat. There will be one global outlet each for burgers, coffee and pizza
(1888PressRelease) August 12, 2010 - HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA AND PORTLAND, OREGON, USA - Food Inc movie producer Robert Kenner will present his thoughts on "The Illusion of Choice" to delegates of the Culinary Tourism World Summit, which is being held September 19-21, 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Kenner's film Food Inc drives home to consumers the point that cheap food has a much higher cost, namely poor health and decimation of local economies. By demanding ever cheaper food, and in doing so, largely supporting chain restaurants, consumers are unwittingly shooting themselves in the foot. "If we don't support local, independent restaurants, then in 20 years, we won't have any choices left in where we eat. There will be one global outlet each for burgers, coffee and pizza," says Erik Wolf, President of the International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA). "Exactly," said Kenner. "Consumers are under the illusion that they are getting more choices today than ever, when in reality the opposite effect is occurring." Kenner will deliver his insightful and provocative food for thought to delegates at the ICTA's Culinary Tourism World Summit, which is co-presented by Taste of Nova Scotia, and sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission.
More information about the Summit is available, and registration is open, at www.culinarytourismworldsummit.com. Conference registration includes over 20 sessions, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 networking receptions. Highlights of the World Summit include:
- Keynote by Canadian Food Network Host Chef Michael Smith, "One World, One Table - Using Culinary Tourism for Economic Development"
- Food Inc.'s Robert Kenner discussing "The Illusion of Choice"
- 20 other world-class internationally recognised speakers
About the International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA)
The International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA) is regarded by the tourism industry, as well as media, as the world's go-to authority for everything to do with culinary travel. The Association provides culinary tourism community, education, product development and marketing assistance. www.culinarytourism.org
About Taste of Nova Scotia
Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province-wide marketing program, whose members are committed to offering the very best culinary experiences and products that Nova Scotia has to offer. The Taste of Nova Scotia membership base includes more than 120 quality food producers and processors, as well as a collection of the best restaurants in the province. www.tasteofnovascotia.com
For more information please contact:
Erik Wolf, President
International Culinary Tourism Association
erik ( @ ) culinarytourism dot org
(+1) 503-213-3700 (Erik Wolf direct)
Janice Ruddock, Executive Director
Taste of Nova Scotia
janice ( @ ) tasteofnovascotia dot com