Five Questions with Planet Forward’s Frank Sesno

From foodtank.com, by Frank Sesno
Five Questions with Planet Forward’s Frank Sesno

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 Frank Sesno, creator and host of Planet Forward, who will be speaking at the summit.

Food Tank (FT): What will your message be at the Food Tank Summit?

Frank Sesno (FS): The challenge, complexity, and importance of telling the food story.

(FT): How are you contributing to building a better food system?

(FS): Better systems through better understanding and engagement of students and others in a genuine dialogue while also utilizing the media as to get the message out to a broader audience.

(FT): What are the biggest obstacles or challenges you face in achieving your organization's goals?

(FS): Funding, cutting through a crowded media market place, and finding excellent storytellers.

(FT): Who is your food hero and why?

(FS): Rick Leach, President of the World Food Program, US.  Rick has incredible dedication and global humanitarian reach.

(FT): In 140 characters or less what is the most important thing we can all do to help change the food system?

(FS): Better information means better food, nutrition, and access.  Grow well, eat well.

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.