The James Beard Foundation recognizes leaders in the sustainable food movement with the eighth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.
GRuB Executive Director Katie Rains spoke with Food Tank about her work to promote access to healthy foods, her dreams for the 2018 Farm Bill, and innovations to foster interest in nutrition and agriculture.
Farm Manager Melony Edwards sat down with Food Tank to discuss food system challenges such as racial disparities in land access and unequal crop subsidies.
Guy Kilpatric, manager of the University of Maryland’s Terp Farm, weighs in on methods to encourage and teach aspiring farmers about economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural practices.
Jennifer Schmidt, a farmer and leader in the sustainable farming movement, spoke with Food Tank about a variety of issues facing the agricultural system, like climate change and diminishing opportunities for new farmers, and shared some solutions to these problems.
Meredith Epstein, the head of the University of Maryland’s Sustainable Agriculture program, shares the importance of teaching new farmers, the challenges that new farmers face, and strategies to inspire the next generation of sustainable farmers.
Ben Friedman shares how restaurants can transform food practices to promote sustainability. He sat down with Food Tank to talk about a range of issues that hurt the food system, and how individuals can help solve these problems.
Kristen Rainey works to fight food waste and promote plant-based diets at Google. She spoke with Food Tank about the biggest problems she sees in today’s food system, and discussed innovative solutions to these challenges.