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2012 JBF Leadership Awards

Wed, October 17, 2012

6:00 PM
Hearst Tower
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 914.231.6180

Recognizing Visionaries Creating a More Healthful, Sustainable, and Safe Food World

With the JBF Leadership Awards, the James Beard Foundation has taken a bold step towards the important and complex realms of sustainability, food access, and public health. We hope to shed light on these timely issues by celebrating the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world. The Leadership Awards recognize specific outstanding initiatives as well as bodies of work and lifetime achievement. Excellence of work, innovation in approach, and scale of impact within a community or the nation were among the criteria used to select this year’s winners. The 2012 JBF Leadership Award recipients are:

Wendell Berry
Farmer, Poet, and Author, Lanes Landing Farm

Dr. Jason Clay
Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund

Dr. Kathleen Merrigan
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tensie Whelan
President, Rainforest Alliance

Malik Yakini
Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Our 2012 honorees were honored at a dinner ceremony that took place during the James Beard Foundation Food Conference on October 17 in New York City.

Master of Ceremonies:
JBF Award Winner John Besh

Dinner prepared by:
Jeremy Bearman, Rouge Tomate, NYC, and Jeremy Barlow, Tāyst, Nashville

Event photos were taken by Max Breslow.




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