Food Sustainability Summit

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What does a more sustainable tomorrow look like to you? Join Natural Products Expo and Food Tank's inaugural Food Sustainability Summit to start charting the course. During this fast-paced afternoon, you'll hear from leading sustainability experts and change makers tackling food waste, climate change, conventional agriculture and more. Plus, be sure to attend the day's short film screening, panel discussion and reception, where you'll connect with the innovators you need to know now.


2:30 - 2:38pm Welcome

  • Lacey Gautier, New Hope Network
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

2:38 - 2:40pm Welcome from Mayor James Kenney

  • James Kenney, City of Philadelphia

2:40 - 3:05pm Food Loss & Food Waste

Grassroots and industry efforts to prevent food loss and waste have grown over the last decade, but more is needed to combat the problem. During this panel we will hear from experts on the frontlines of creating awareness, and public and private sector commitments to food waste prevention.

  • Evan Ehlers, Sharing Excess
  • Katy Franklin, ReFED
  • Jenn Ladd, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Evan Lutz, Hungry Harvest
  • Cole Riley, Wellfare

3:05 - 3:30pm Fireside Conversation with Marion Nestle

Explore Dr. Nestle’s journey to becoming the godmother of food politics.

  • Marion Nestle, NYU
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

3:30 - 4:25pm The Climate Crisis & Regenerative Agriculture

The term regenerative agriculture can have many different definitions, but the goal is to restore soils, communities, and help solve the climate crisis.

  • Erica Campbell, Kiss the Ground
  • Alisa Gravitz, Green America
  • Salima Jones-Daley, National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Michael Klein, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Megan Meiklejohn, Land to Market Program
  • Jeff Tkach, Rodale Institute

4:25 - 5:00pm The Art of Sustaining: Film Screening & Discussion

The Outlook Ahead—how changemakers are keeping focus and energy behind sustainability, equity, and empowerment.

  • Chris Cumming, Kvarøy Arctic
  • Anuj Gupta, Office of U.S. Representative Dwight Evans
  • Kim Johnson, Johnson+Stories
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

5:00 - 6:00pm Reception

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