Seattle is Leading the Way in Growing Local Food Policy

Food Tank’s Inaugural Sold-Out Seattle Summit this Sat.

More than 35 food and environment experts convened this Saturday for the 1st Annual Seattle Food Tank Summit on “Growing Local Food Policy” in partnership with Seattle University. The other organxiainghs involved were:

  • the Environmental Working Group
  • Food Action
  • Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB)
  • and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

The event takes place at Pigott Auditorium (Seattle University Campus Walk, Seattle, WA 98122) and will also be streamed live at All panel discussions ranging from “Cities Taking the Lead on Food and Climate” to “Innovations for the Future of Food” are being moderated by top food and environmental journalists including Lynsi Burton, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Bethany Jean Clement, Seattle Times; Nicole Sprinkle, Seattle Weekly; Chip Giller, Grist; and Adam Callaghan, Eater, and others.

Confirmed speakers include Earl Blumenauer, United States House of Representatives; Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group; Claire Cummings, Bon Appétit Management Company; Melony Edwards, Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie; Whitney Ellersick, Nutrition Services, Portland Public Schools; Renee Erickson, Sea Creatures; Ernesto Fonseca, Hacienda Community Development Corporation; Mark Freeman, Global Dining Services, Microsoft; Ben
Friedman, Homegrown; Mia Gregerson, WA State House of Representatives (D-SeaTac); Rosalinda Guillen, Community to Community Development; Stephen Jones, The Bread Lab, Washington State University; Sharon Lerman, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment; Mark Lipson, Organic Farming Research Foundation; Mike Lufkin, King County Government; Sara Morris, The Beecher’s Foundation; Mark Musick, Food Policy Expert; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Amanda Oborne, Ecotrust; John Piotti, American Farmland Trust; Katie Rains, Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB); Kristen Rainey, Google Food; Anne Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm; Alexis Taylor, Oregon Department of
Agriculture; Phillip Thompson, Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability; Nancy Tosta, Tilth Alliance; J.T. Wilcox, WA State House of Representatives (R-Yelm); and Vicki Wilde, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source: Foodtank

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