Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Jane Black, journalist for the Washington Post, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University.
Food Tank (FT): What will your message be at the Food Tank Summit?
Jane Black (JB): It’s time to be pragmatic about how to reform the food system.
FT: How are you contributing to building a better food system?
JB: I work to help people understand the practical obstacles—physical, cultural, economic—to changing the way we eat. This is not a moral issue. But one we have to think about strategically.
FT: Who is your food hero and why?
JB: Trite but…probably Michael Pollan. Not because of his ideas, though they are great. But because of his eloquent, accessible way of presenting them. A gifted writer.
FT: In 140 characters or less what is the most important thing we can all do to help change the food system.
The most important thing we can do to change the food system is to value the food we eat.