Rebuilding the American Table with Phil Jones and Jane Black at the JBF Food Conference

 

One of the most compelling conversations at our recent JBF Food Conference was "Rebuilding the American Table: Bridging the Good Food, Fair Food, and Hunger Movements" with journalist Jane Black and chef Phil Jones. Also the general manager of COLORS Detroit, Jones works to provide job training to unemployed community residents to equip them with the life skills and work experience they need to pursue careers in the hospitality and food service industry. Watch the video above to learn more.

 

Video footage of all our 2013 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

Comments (0)

Cultural Cravings with Adam Gopnik and Robert Valgenti at the JBF Food Conference

 

Our appetites consume us. Appetite has been the driving force for human culture, especially when it comes to food. Appetite fuels ambition. Appetite drives our economy. Appetite is life. At our recent JBF Food Conference, our executive vice president Mitchell Davis moderated a lively conversation about cultural cravings with author and New Yorker journalist Adam Gopnik and philosophy professor Robert Valgenti. Watch the video of the discussion above.

 

Video footage of all our 2013 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

Comments (0)

The Consequences of Appetite with Raj Patel at the JBF Food Conference

 

On day two of our recent JBF Food Conference, activist and Stuffed and Starved author Raj Patel delivered a fascinating keynote address on the consequences of appetite (shown in the video above). Afterwards, he and Jeff Dunn, former Coca-Cola executive and current president and CEO of Bolthouse Farms, had a conversation entitled "Changing Courses: Satisfying our Appetites for Quick, Convenient and Cheap(er)." Watch the discussion below:

 

 

Video footage of all our 2013 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found... Read more >

Comments (0)

The Hardscape of Appetite with Carolyn Steel at the JBF Food Conference

 

London-based author and architect Carolyn Steel, known for using food as a medium to "read" cities and understand how they work, joined us at our recent JBF Food Conference to talk about appetite and the underlying issues within our urban ecosystem. Watch the video above to see Carolyn's riveting presentation. Afterwards, she moderated a panel on building America's urban appetite with Krishnendu Ray of New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health; Lonni Tanner of New York City's Department of Design and Construction; and Karen Washington of Black Urban Growers. Watch the panel discussion below: 

 ... Read more >

Comments (0)

JBF on the Air: Carolyn Steel

Carolyn Steel on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis talked with London-based author and architect Carolyn Steel, who recently spoke at our annual JBF Food Conference and is known for using food as a medium to "read" cities and understand how they work. Her book, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, traces food's journey from land to urban table to sewer, and examines its historical context. Carolyn has also been featured in a TED Talk that explored the history of food routes from the ancient times to modern cities. Listen below to learn more about underlying issues within our urban ecosystem, and why Carolyn urges us all to think about food differently by understanding the flow of food from its origin... Read more >

Comments (0)

2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Ricardo J. Salvador

 

Ricardo J. Salvador
Director, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

 

It’s not unusual for Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), to log a 16-mile run before arriving at the office. As an ardent marathoner, Salvador’s running philosophy—more long-distance strategy than sprinting—is one that also defines his persistent professional drive. 

 

In his current role at the UCS, a nonprofit organization made up of 400,000 citizens and scientists, pairing technical analysis with advocacy, Salvador works with scientists, economists, and politicians, devoting his laser-sharp focus to remodel the current food system into a more sustainable one.

 

“The food system is a human creation. In theory, it should be possible for us to optimize the system to better meet our needs,” says Salvador, speaking from his office in... Read more >

Comments (0)

2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Hal Hamilton

 

Hal Hamilton
Founder and Co-Director, Sustainable Food Lab

 

As a dairy farmer, rural community activist, and nonprofit director, Hal Hamilton yearned to bring the notion of sustainability from the shadows to the mainstream; he was especially eager to reach the massive agricultural corporations that dominated food production and distribution. It’s this sentiment that propelled him to found the Sustainable Food Lab, a Vermont-based consortium that spurs market-based solutions for a healthier global food system through a range of summits, events, and trainings, where he has been since 2004.

 

“Hal will never take status quo for the answer,” says Jan KeesVis, a 2011 JBF Leadership Award honoree and the global director of sustainable sourcing at Unilever, who regularly works alongside Hamilton as the current co-chair of the Food Lab’s advisory board. “He’s taught me... Read more >

Comments (0)

2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Gus Schumacher

 

Gus Schumacher
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Policy, Wholesome Wave

 

Gus Schumacher’s agricultural ancestry dates back to the mid-1800s, when his great-grandfather sowed seeds on what is now 72nd Street in Manhattan. His grandfather worked the land in Flushing, Queens, before his father moved the family farm to Boston, where he and his children tilled until 1968. The love of the land is in his blood.

 

“I want to help people who are hungry get access to the vegetables and fruits that my family has grown over the last 120 years,” says Schumacher. “That’s where my passion comes from.”

 

He may have flown the coop, so to speak—Schumacher headed off to Harvard, for an education that he funded with... Read more >

Comments (0)

Pages