Seattle is Leading the Way in Growing Local Food Policy

wa state house of representativesFood Tank’s Inaugural Sold-Out Seattle Summit

Firstly, more than 35 food and environment experts convened for the 1st Annual Seattle Food Tank Summit. In addition, It was held on “Growing Local Food Policy” in partnership with Seattle University at and in coordination with the WA State House of Representatives. Therefore, the other organizations involved were:
  • the Environmental Working Group
  • Food Action
  • Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB)
  • and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Finally, the event held at Pigott Auditorium (Seattle University Campus Walk, Seattle, WA 98122). In addition and therefore, it also streamed live at

In conclusion, all panel discussions ranging from the Food Tank events include “Cities Taking the Lead on Food and Climate” to “Innovations for the Future of Food”. The panels moderated by top food tank / food and environmental journalists. Hence, some were including Lynsi Burton, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Bethany Jean Clement, Seattle Times; Nicole Sprinkle, Seattle Weekly; Chip Giller, Grist; and Adam Callaghan, Eater, and others.

As well, Confirmed speakers for this Food Tank conference include: 1. Earl Blumenauer, United States House of Representatives

  1. Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  2. Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group

  3. Claire Cummings, Bon Appétit Management Company

  4. Melony Edwards, Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie and

  5. Whitney Ellersick, Nutrition Services, Portland Public Schools

And So Many Others!

Source: Food Tank, Foodtank

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