Food Conference

The 2014 JBF Food Conference "Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?" took place on October 27 & 28 in NYC.


Watch archived footage of all the speakers and panelists at our 2014 JBF Food Conference!

For decades, a growing body of evidence points to food as the key to improving the health of our bodies, as well as the health of our communities and our environment. Our food choices are informed—consciously or not—by policy, society, economics, marketing and, of course, personal choice. Increasingly, food is being touted as a method of prevention, and a prescription for better health.
Convening a diverse group of thought leaders, the James Beard Foundation Food Conference will explore the myriad ways in which food supports personal and public health; fails to deliver on the promise of better health; and both drives and responds to other cultural forces in America today.
Our speakers and provocateurs will include leaders in agricultural technology, nutrition science, processing, manufacturing, policy and public health. They will challenge and widen our perspectives and offer solutions to improving the impact food has on our health. You'll never think the same way about what you eat again.


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“The James Beard Foundation Food Conference was a catalyst for realizing the necessity to capitalize on intelligent, committed entrepreneurs in the food system by formally creating a venture fund to meet the growing needs of this good food sector.” 

—Jason Ingle, Founder, Closed Loop Capital and Greener Partners

The 2013 JBF Food Conference, The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change, took place on October 21 and 22, 2013. Miss anything? Watch archived panels and talks here

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