WHO:      35+ experts and top leaders across all sectors of the food industry
WHAT:    Two-day summit hosted by Food Tank, in collaboration with Tufts University and Oxfam America
WHEN:    Summit on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm EDT.  Free tour on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 9 am to 5pm EDT. For more information, visit https://foodtank.com/summit.
WHERE:   Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University (150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111)

 

The Inaugural Food Tank Summit in Boston is hosted in collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Oxfam America

Panels moderated by journalists from the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Mother Jones, the Washington Post, & Atlantic Monthly

BOSTON, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Food Tank (FoodTank.com), in collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Oxfam America, will hold a summit entitled “Investing in Discovery,” on Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to 5 pm EDT.

The summit will take place at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (150 Harrison Avenue). In addition, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will host a free tour of Food + Future coLab for Summit attendees on Sunday, April 2nd from 9 am to 12 pm EDT.

The event will bring together 35+ experts including business executives, government officials, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, farmers, union leaders, chefs, and more.

Confirmed speakers include (many more to be announced soon!): Lauren Abda, Branchfood; Jody Adams, Trade Restaurant; Julian Agyeman, School of Arts and  Sciences, Tufts University; Patricia Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; Ian Brady, AVA; Sara Burnett, Panera Bread; Matthew Dillon, Clif Bar; Jess Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University; Oliver Gottfried, Oxfam America; Keri Glassman, Nutritionist; Timothy Griffin, Friedman School, Tufts University; Tamar Haspel,The Washington Post; Lindsay Kalter, Boston Herald; Alex Kingsbury,Boston Globe; Wendy Kubota, Nature’s Path Foods; Corby Kummer,Atlantic Monthly; William Masters, Friedman School, Tufts University; Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. Congress (D-MA); Brad McNamara, Freight Farms; Monique Mikhail, Greenpeace; Janelle Nanos,Boston Globe; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Dariush Mozaffarian, Friedman School, Tufts University; 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; Parke Wilde, Friedman School, Tufts University; Norbert Wilson, Tufts University, Tim Wise, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tuft University, and Small Planet Institute.

Interactive panel topics include:

  • The True Value of Food
  • Farming Differently
  • Are We Becoming Nutrient “Dense”? (Presented by Naked Juice)
  • Creating Better Food Access
  • Farm and Food Innovations

Expert journalists and food advocates from The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and more will moderate each panel. The entire event will be broadcast on a free live stream at FoodTank.com and on Facebook Live at facebook.com/TheFoodTank/.

More than 60,000 people from around the world streamed the last Food Tank Summit in February 2017 at George Washington University in D.C., while there were one million organic views on Facebook Live.

The 2017 D.C. Food Tank Summit brought together 35+ speakers for a completely sold-out event (400 in-person attendees) from more than 25 states. There were more than 60,100 live-stream participants from more than 172 countries. This year, Food Tank will hold inaugural summits in New York City, Sao Paolo, and Los Angeles, as well as Boston.


Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investing-in-discovery-2017-food-tank-summit-boston-tickets-28628610946.

For press passes, please email Bernard at bernard@foodtank.com.

 

About Food Tank

Food Tank (FoodTank.com) is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty. Food Tank creates networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change.

Contact for queries and media passes: Bernard Pollack, Food Tank’s Board Chair, 312-843-8612 // 148720@email4pr.com

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