Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit To Focus On Investing In Discovery

On April 1, 2017, Food Tank presents its first Boston Summit, “Investing in Discovery,” in collaboration with Tufts University and Oxfam America. The event will gather dozens of expert speakers and panelists who represent farmers, policymakers, businesses, chefs, nonprofit groups, elected officials, and more at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. See the speaker lineup here, and please share this article with people who might be interested in attending the Summit.

Panel topics include Long-Term Solutions for a Healthy Planet, The True Value of Food, Creating Better Food Access, and Farm and Food Innovations.  Moderators for these panels include agricultural professionals and journalists from The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and more.  The Summit can be viewed remotely via a free Livestream at and on Facebook Live.

Confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order—more to be announced soon):

Lauren Abda, Branchfood; Jody Adams, Trade Restaurant; Julian Agyeman, Tufts University; Patricia Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; Ian Brady, AVA; Sara Burnett, Panera Bread; Kiera Butler, Mother Jones Magazine; Matthew Dillon, Clif Bar; Jess Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University; Keri Glassman (MS, RD, CDN), Nutritious Life; Oliver Gottfried, Oxfam America; Timothy Griffin, Tufts University; Tamar Haspel, The Washington Post; Lindsay Kalter, Boston Herald; Alex Kingsbury, The Boston Globe; Wendy Kubota, Nature’s Path Foods; Corby Kummer, The Atlantic; William Masters, Tufts University; Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. Congress (D-MA); Brad McNamara, Freight Farms; Monique Mikhail, Greenpeace; Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave; Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council; Doug Rauch, Daily Table; Ruth Richardson, Global Alliance for the Future of Food; Lindsey Shute, National Young Farmers Coalition; Matt Tortora, Crave Food Services, Inc; Paul Willis, Niman Ranch Pork Company; Norbert Wilson, Tufts University; Tim Wise, Small Planet Institute and Tufts University.

More than 60,000 people from around the world streamed the last Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C., at The George Washington University. During the February 2017 event, there were also one million organic views on Facebook Live. One of Food Tank’s goals is to create networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change, achieved in part through the conversation and connections cultivated at these Summits. Future 2017 Summits will take place in new locations for the first time: New York, Los Angeles, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Click here to buy tickets for the Boston Summit on April 1, 2017.

Joey DeMarco is a research and writing intern for Food Tank.

This article was republished from Food Tank.

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