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Leadership Awards Honoree Panel: The Power of the Plate

Sun, May 06, 2018

4:00 PM
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
Member Price: $10 Public Price: $20 Click here for tickets

From ingredient apps to blockchain-enabled produce trackers, technology is disrupting the traditional food system and making transparency its new bedrock. Consumers increasingly want to know more concerning the origin, quality, sustainability, and traceability of their food, so they can take informed decisions. They also increasingly want to understand the conditions of workers who help produce the food, so they can vote with their forks and wallets. Committed to working at the intersection of food and justice, culinary leaders are rising above the plate and working towards food system change.

Panelists include 2018 Leadership Award Honorees: Dara Cooper, Cofounder, National Black Food & Justice Coalition; Ferd Hoefner, Senior Strategic Advisor, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Doug Rauch, Founder and President, Daily Table; Shirley Sherrod, Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project; Ramon Torres, President, Familias Unidas por La Justicia. 

Moderated by Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President, James Beard Foundation. 

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