JBF Names 2012 Leadership Award Recipients

 

Today JBF revealed its 2012 crop of Leadership Award recipients. These individuals, whose work focuses on creating a more healthful, sustainable, and safe food world, will be honored at our third annual food conference this October. Read up on the recipients below, then read the full press release here.

 

Wendell Berry, Author, Bringing it to the Table
For the brilliant insight he has brought to America's agrarian movement for more than six decades.

 

Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
For his efforts to study and address the global social, environmental, and economic impact of a variety of commodities, and his cross-... Read more >

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JBF Holds Inaugural Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change

 

More than a dozen chefs from around the country, including Sean Brock, Michael Anthony, and Mike Isabella, gathered at the James Beard Award-nominated Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, this week for JBF's first Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change. The pilot program has been designed to provide chefs with the tools and support they require to become advocates for improving our food system. Activities included policy and media training by experts from Washington, D.C., a harvest from the sustainable garden and farms at Blackberry Farm, a collaborative dinner prepared by the participating chefs, issues education about the Farm Bill and antibiotic overuse in livestock, and strategic brainstorming about important and impactful next steps.

 

Read the full release here. 

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Watch TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Talks

 

In January the Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming sponsored a one-day TEDxManhattan event titled "Changing the Way We Eat." The event focused on food—and specifically how we can inspire change towards a more sustainable, local approach to producing and eating food. Earlier this week, the entire day of talks and presentations from leading innovators in the industry (including our own executive vice president, Mitchell Davis!) became available on DVD. The TEDxManhattan DVD is free for noncommercial, educational purposes and can be ordered by emailing TEDxManhattan@gmail.com. The individual talks can also be viewed online.     

 

The speakers and presenters for this inspiring TEDxManhattan event were:

 

Patty Cantrell,... Read more >

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