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A New Way to Think About Food | Joshna Maharaj | TEDxRyersonU
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Added Aug 25, 2016
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Description: In her talk, Joshna takes the audience through her personal journey with food, educating them on how to connect with food in a wholesome, sustainable, and raw manner. She teaches them how to have a personal relationship with food, in a way that benefits themselves and the community.

Speaker bio: As a chef for 10 years with deep involvement in community food work, Joshna Maharaj is a strong advocate for a just and equitable food system. Her current chapter as assistant director of food services and executive chef at Ryerson University led her to explore understanding change and where the resistance lies for her TEDx talk. Her talk aims to shed light on how our fear of change leads us to become numb and complacent to broken systems. If there is a system that doesn’t work, Joshna is compelled to change it, because she believes that we have the freedom and responsibility to make change. Joshna supports the idea that access to quality food should be a basic human right, and that the distance we have from our relationship to food is a real problem. This is a problem she aims to address, and will always continue to work on.

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