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Throwback Thursday: Sam Kass and Michael Pollan Spar at the 2014 JBF Food Conference

Maggie Borden

Maggie Borden

October 15, 2015


When it comes to the areas of sustainability, nutrition, and food policy, it’s hard to find bigger names than Sam Kass and Michael Pollan. Kass will be honored at our upcoming 2015 JBF Leadership Awards for his work with the White House and Let’s Move, so for this TBT we’re looking back at a special meeting of the minds that took place during our Food Conference last year. In a discussion over the best means and methods for changing the American diet, Kass and Pollan debated the role of industry, government, and the individual in affecting change. Their back and forth emphasized the importance of constructive dialogue as we struggle to shift the priorities in our food system, and the rare opportunities to do so at events like our Food Conference. 

Tune into our Livestream of this year’s JBF Food Conference on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 to see what this year's diverse lineup of presenters, such as Kass, Nathan Myhrvold, Saru Jayaraman, and José Andrés, think about the future of food.