JBF Food Conference to Examine “Trust” in America’s Food System

 

The James Beard Foundation will host the third annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference—“A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust”—at Hearst Tower in New York City on October 17 and 18. Co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, the Conference will bring together a diverse group of thought-leaders and stakeholders in the food system for a unique conversation about how consumers and companies establish and maintain trust, ways trust is broken and repaired, andtrustworthy solutions for the future of our food system.

 

For more details, including a list of topics and scheduled speakers, read the full press release.

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JBF and the Illumination Fund Collaborate on the NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack

 

Seeing that education is an important slice of the JBF pie, we’re always looking for opportunities to help others learn about the value of good meal. So when the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund—a supporter of the New York City Department of Health’s Green Cart Initiative—invited us to collaborate on a project that feeds our fellow New Yorkers, we were more than happy to oblige.
 
In an effort to improve the diets of city dwellers with limited access to fresh produce, the Green Cart Initiative has just released the NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack, a two-part collection of 20 recipes made with fruits and vegetables commonly and seasonally found on Green Carts. The set, which includes a tip card and a kids card, features recipes by renowned New York chefs, healthcare... Read more >

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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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