Facilitator Joseph McIntyre addressing the conference attendees
JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson, JBF president Susan Ungaro, journalist Jane Black, JBF executive vice president Mitchell Davis, and Karen Karp of Karp Resources
Tanya Berry, journalist Adam Gopnik, and JBF Leadership Award winner Wendell Berry
White House chef and senior policy advisor Sam Kass participating in our panel: "Leadership and Trust in the Public Sector"
JBF Award winner Dan Barber reads selections from Wendell Berry's work
JBF Leadership Award winner Wendell Berry gives his presentation: "A Fifty-Year Farm Bill"
JBF Leadership Award winner and World Wildlife Fund senior vice president Jason Clay and journalist Fred Kaufman converse about food and technology
JBF Award winner Rick Bayless with JBF Board of Trustees chair Emily Luchetti after his keynote address on food and trust
JBF Leadership Award winner and founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Malik Yakini presents "Solutions: Big Ideas from the Ground Up"
JBF Award winners Michel Nischan and Marion Nestle
JBF executive vice president Mitchell Davis addresses the conference attendees
Emmy Award–winning journalist Simran Sethi talks about trust and identity
JBF Leadership Award winner and Rainforest Alliance president Tensie Whelan participates in our panel: "Certifying Trust"
JBF president Susan Ungaro addresses the conference attendees
Conference facilitator Joseph McIntyre
2011 JBF Leadership Award winner and Growing Power founder Will Allen
A conference attendee directs a question to our panelists
2011 JBF Leadership Award winner and FoodCorps founder Debra Eschmeyer
JBF president Susan Ungaro, JBF Leadership Award winner Wendell Berry, and JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson
Good Housekeeping editor-in-chief Rosemary Ellis addresses the conference attendees
Our "Leadership and Trust in the Public Sector" panelists: White House chef and senior policy advisor Sam Kass, moderator Jonathan Halperin, and NYC Department of Education's Eric Goldstein
The view from the top of Hearst Tower
Special Event

2012 JBF Food Conference

A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust

Watch footage from the 2012 JBF Food Conference!

Food is the world’s biggest industry, and in the U.S. alone, restaurants contribute more than $550 billion to our national economy. By gathering thought leaders and stakeholders in our food system—chefs, farmers, purveyors, nutritionists, entrepreneurs, activists, philanthropists, policy makers, consumers, and others—the Foundation has created a unique forum to encourage dialogue on topics as diverse as sustainability, urban farming, public health, and childhood nutrition.

As we converse about our food system, an underlying theme of trust emerges. So much effort on a global scale goes into ensuring that healthy, wholesome, and nutritious food gets to as many people as possible, but all it takes is an E. Coli outbreak or an environmental accident to chip away at consumer faith. What’s more, where people place their trust—in large corporations, in small, local producers, in third-party certification, in government regulation, in scientific research—is always changing.

This year, the James Beard Foundation Food Conference tackled this complex and important issue of trust as it relates to our food system. We took a 360-degree perspective, looking at how we form trust, where we place it, how we can build and maintain it, and how we can all work to improve the wholesomeness and sustainability of the food we eat.

Event photos were taken by Kent Miller.

You can watch video footage of all our speakers and panelists from the 2012 JBF Food Conference. For more information, click here.

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