This week, we announced more details on summit dates for 2017. We’re making stops around the world:
Washington DC, in partnership with George Washington University, February 2, 2017
New York City, in partnership with GrowNYC, March 2017
Boston, in partnership with Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, April 1, 2017
London, in partnership with the Sustainable Food Trust, May 2017
…with more specifics to come on events in Toronto and New Orleans!
And remember: we have exciting events coming up in California and Illinois this fall: the first-ever Farm Tank Summit in Sacramento, CA on September 22-23, and the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit on November 16. Tickets to both events will sell out fast—don’t wait, get yours now (here for Sacramento; here for Chicago)!
We continued our conversations with innovators and leaders from across the food system who will be participating as speakers, moderators, and panelists at both the Sacramento and Chicago summits. They spoke passionately about holistic alternatives to factory farming, income inequality and food democracy, and healthy soil microbiomes.
In news from our friends and partners, two of our Sacramento speakers spoke to one another: Twilight Greenaway of Civil Eats discussed the work Farm Tank keynote speaker Navina Khanna does with the HEAL Food Alliance. In Modern Farmer, Andrew Jenner draws our attention back to Rio in a profile of an organic urban farm thriving in an abandoned stone quarry. Also from Brazil, the Food and Environment Reporting Network spoke with journalist Bridget Huber on her work covering the fight there against junk food and obesity.
In news from around the world, French dairy farmers continue to protest declining milk prices; one company has agreed to discussions. In Argentina, farmers are also dealing with lower prices, but they are giving away over 20,000 of pounds of fruit in protest, Reuters reports. And, Public Radio International (PRI) featured a story on two African farmers teaching techniques for biointensive farming to northern California locals.