The 6th annual Food Conference begins this Thursday in sunny Davis, California. We wanted to take a moment to pull together all the wonderful things going on in the world in preparation.
- Daniel Infeld notes the momentum around the food movement and highlights Hazon’s Food Values taken into consideration when planning an event, program, or meeting on The Jew and the Carrot. Nadia Schreiber highlights how trendy DIY shechting has become and where it’s happening. Can the Food Conference take credit for starting this one?
- We took a moment to talk about all of the Food Justice, Food Systems, and Food Policy angles we’d be taking at the food conference. (Repair the World’s newsletter even shouts out the Food Justice track!) For good measure, we then want to remind participants they’d be eating delicious, consciously prepared food during their stay.
- Pursue, a project of American Jewish World Service and AVODAH, is sending a robust cohort of change agents to the conference. They bring with them a “wealth of invaluable food justice know-how and experience” and will be on the “front lines of Pursue’s food justice work in the coming year.” Mazal Tov! We know you’ll do great work.
- The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism commented on how Jews eating well may not be something to take for granted. They speak about hands-on initiatives and projects and how they affect the Reform world.
- Aaron Gross, a featured presenter and Founder and CEO of Farm Forward, gives his take on what could be historic animal welfare legistlation in the making. San Francisco’s JWeekly.com discusses how he plans to push “kosher” to the next level; they even mention the specific panel he’s on which he’s speaking. Tip: read the comments!
- Detroit-based Red Thread Magazine speaks with agronomist Oran Hesterman, another featured presenter and founder of Fair Food Network, from the “Local Boy Makes Good” angle.
- JWeekly.com gives another overview of the conference, mentioning featured presenters and all of the amenities of UC Davis that are available to participants.
- On-line publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the Jewish communal world, eJewish Philanthropy announced the kick-off of the conference. More excitingly, they did so on twitter and used the hastag #hazonfoodconf, which you should use if you’re tweeting at the conference and should follow if you’re not!
Registration will be open through August 19th, 3PM EST if you’d still like to attend!