Written by Denise Deby.

Wayne Roberts is a food policy expert and a leader on food and the environment in Toronto as well as across Canada and farther afield. In past years he’s won the Canadian Environment Award and Planet in Focus’s Canadian Eco-Hero Award, and has published several books. An update of his well-received book, The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food–a comprehensive look at the global food system–is out, and is launching on Friday, November 1, 2013.

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food examines our current food system and its unsustainability, and provides examples from around the world of sustainable, healthy food alternatives.

The launch, hosted by USC Canada, where Wayne Roberts is a board member, takes place at the Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. He’ll speak at 6:30 p.m. It’s free, but you’re advised to register in advance at https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/book-launch-no-nonsense-guide-to-world-food-ottawa-761XG.