On a thought provoking episode of What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer is joined by Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. Danielle has authored or contributed to several major reports and books, including Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry (2005), State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet (Editor and Project Director, 2011), Eating Planet 2012 (2012), Food and Agriculture: The Future of Sustainability (2012), and Food Tank by the Numbers: Family Farming Report. Danielle tackles a variety of topics on the show today and previews some of the discussions that will take place at the upcoming 1st annual Food Tank Summit! Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington (GW) University, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit at the Jack Morton Auditorium (former home of CNN’s Crossfire)! 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. This program was brought to you by Tabard Inn.
“So many people are watching food as a spectator sport. If we could use those forums to teach people practical things we could make some headway.” [08:00]
“We try to spread information – spread it to a range of stakeholders whether it’s regular eaters, policy makers, businesses…really just exploring how the use of information can spread innovations – not just from north to south but south to south – having communities talk to each other.” [28:00]
“If we ignore industry, we’ll never make the change we need to see.” [33:00]
–Danielle Nierenberg on What Doesn’t Kill You