Sustainability Matters: June 6, 2014


States struggle with inadequate infrastructure to reach their goals of recycling food waste. [WSJ]


NYC revives the fight for a soda size cap, and this time it’s going all the way to the State Supreme Court. [Bloomberg]


Moms Across America takes on Monsanto over the potential dangers of Roundup. [Reuters]


Donkey milk production is on the... Read more >

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The Architecture of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

The Architecture of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano


How does architecture represent a country? Can a single building embody diverse American values? Is it possible to move 1,200 people an hour through a space not much wider than the Beard House and still give them something to think about? Can such a limited space be outfitted with enough equipment and storage to feed 7 million people top-quality food that represents the breadth and diversity of American cuisine? Is it possible to accomplish all of this and more in a semi-permanent structure that meets the highest standards of sustainability?


These are the sorts of questions that face James Biber, the architect designing the USA Pavilion at the next world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015. The theme of Expo Milano is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and every one of the 147 participating countries is creating an... Read more >

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JBF to Help Create the USA Pavilion at the Next World’s Fair

USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015


The James Beard Foundation is proud to be one of the partners creating the USA Pavilion at the next world’s fair in Italy in 2015. As President Obama announced to Prime Minister Renzi in Rome yesterday, “With our partners we're going to put together an outstanding USA pavilion that showcases American innovation to improve agriculture and nutrition and the health of people around the globe.”


Although food has always been an important part of the 160-year history of world’s fairs—from the introduction of the ice cream cone in 1904 in St. Louis to the unforgettable restaurant at the French Pavilion in 1939 in NYC to the first Belgian waffle served in the U.S. in 1964 in NYC—Expo Milano 2015 represents the first time the theme of the entire event will be food. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” will unite 140-plus countries into action around the challenges and... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam