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Save the Date: 2012 JBF Food Conference and Leadership Awards

Elena North-Kelly

Elena North-Kelly

March 20, 2012


The James Beard Foundation Food Conference

On October 17 and 18, 2012, please join us for our annual JBF Food Conference and Leadership Awards at the Hearst Tower in New York City. To receive updates and registration information, please send us a note at:

JBF Food Conference:
Topic: A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust
October 17 and 18, 2012

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 will tackle this complex and important issue of trust as it relates to our food system. We’ll take 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. Learn more about the JBF Food Conference here.

JBF Leadership Awards
October 17, 2012

Recognizing visionary individuals, organizations, and businesses creating a more healthful, sustainable, and safe food world. Learn more about the JBF Leadership Awards here.