Today the James Beard Foundation unveils its 2014 Leadership Award recipients. These individuals, whose work contributes to a more healthful, sustainable, and safe food world, will be honored on October 27 at a dinner ceremony co-hosted by Good Housekeeping at the Hearst Tower. The awards presentation will be part of the James Beard Foundation’s fifth annual Food Conference, Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?, taking place on October 27 and 28 in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Bowen & Company at 914.231.6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Leadership Award recipients are:
Author/Journalist, The New York Times
For using his international platform as a respected journalist and author to educate consumers about healthier food choices and to advocate for a better food system.
State Coordinator for the State of Mississippi, Federation of Southern Cooperatives; President of The National Family Farm Coalition; and Member of Via Campensina
For the positive impact this life-long family farmer has made through his support of the American family farm and advocacy for the rights of every individual to wholesome food, clean water, air, and land.
Fellow, Movement Strategy Center
For her work as a food justice activist organizing across communities for equitable and ecological food systems on local, regional, and national levels.
Writer/Journalist; and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
For the influence his books, articles and public appearances have had on the national conversation about important issues, such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition, food safety, farm policy, public health, and animal welfare.
Urban Farmer, Community Activist and Former President, New York City Community Garden Coalition
For the impact her leadership has had on the revitalization of neighborhoods in the Bronx through the establishment of urban gardens, as well as her national appearances to promote green jobs, healthy diets, and community gardens.