Sustainability Talk and Slow Money Gathering: A Couple Things Live-Streaming Today
For one, the James Beard Foundation is holding a food conference called Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats. “Does communication always work as planned?” asks one speaker, Fabio Parasecoli, who heads the Food Studies department at the New School in Manhattan. The major topics of discussion: how money moves through our food system; the structure of our food system; and how media affects consumer decision. “…the Double Down sandwich,” says Parasecoli. “I don’t know if you’re familiar with this, but it’s two pieces of chicken instead of bread,” and people ate it. If you’ve ever wondered why or how clever KFC is, watch all the panels right here, then join in on Twitter with the hashtag #jbftalk. Last we heard, Marion Nestle was up.
Also live-streaming today, something we talked about last week: the Slow Money National Gathering. Last week, Edible Radio spoke with the Slow Food-like movement’s founder, Woody Tasch, about how exactly Slow Money works—mainly, it’s about investing in your local economy, something most of you already do every time you give a dollar to your farmers markets and local food producers. Watch the third annual gathering live, today, right here.