Food 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. As well as 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 FoodTank.com.
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”.
Finally, 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:
- 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 and
Whitney Ellersick, Nutrition Services, Portland Public Schools
And So Many Others!
Some people don’t have enough food, while others are eating too much. There’s only one way to fix this problem—and it starts with you and me.
Food Tank is for the 7 billion people who have to eat every day. We will offer solutions and environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty by creating a network of connections and information for all of us to consume and share. Food Tank is for farmers and producers, policy makers and government leaders, researchers and scientists, academics and journalists, and the funding and donor communities to collaborate on providing sustainable solutions for our most pressing environmental and social problems.
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