Food Tank, in partnership with the George Washington University, is hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. on January 21-22, 2015.
This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for panels on topics including food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.
Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Nora Pouillon, of Restaurant Nora, who will be speaking at the summit.
Food Tank (FT): What will your message be at the Food Tank Summit?
Nora Pouillon (NP): The importance of nutrition. Health and food go hand in hand. Supporting sustainable and organic food is better for both the environment and you.
(FT): How are you contributing to building a better food system?
(NP): I contribute to building a better food system through my support and promotion of local farmers and producers. I helped to found the farmer’s markets in the DC area and have always emphasized the importance of the relationship between chef and farmer.
(FT): What are the biggest obstacles or challenges you face in achieving your organization's goals?
(NP): One of the biggest obstacles is finding the right staff that supports your mission and message.
(FT): Who is your food hero and why?
(NP): James Beard, Elizabeth David, and Jamie Oliver. They have all promoted the connection between good food and health.
(FT): In 140 characters or less what is the most important thing we can all do to help change the food system?
(NP): Take a moment to think about how the food got to your plate. Where it came from, who produced it, how, etc…
The event is SOLD OUT, but interested participants can sign up for the live-stream HERE. Or JOIN US for dinner and a reception to celebrate Food Tank's two-year anniversary on January 21st at 5:30pm EST. This event will also sell out fast, REGISTER NOW.