Food Tank Summit Spotlight: Jane Black

Food Tank Summit Spotlight: Jane Black

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 Jane Black, journalist for the Washington Post, who will be speaking at the summit.

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.

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.