Announcing the JBF Impact Programs

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The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the JBF Impact Programs, an initiative which will enhance JBF’s work to establish a more sustainable food system through education, advocacy, and thought leadership. JBF Impact Programs will bring together chefs, farmers, and other leaders in the culinary community to address the biggest food challenges facing our society—food waste, sustainable agriculture and seafood, and beyond.

 

JBF Impact Programs currently include the annual JBF Food Conference, the JBF Leadership Awards, the JBF Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change, and... Read more >

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JBF Award Winner Hugh Acheson’s Seed Life Skills: Home Ec for the Digital Age

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Despite a to-do list that includes overseeing his string of lauded Georgia restaurants, guest-judging on Top Chef, and writing best-selling cookbooks, JBF Award winner Hugh Acheson recently launched a nonprofit, Seed Life Skills, which aims to teach middle schoolers how home economics can prepare them for healthier and happier futures. We spoke with Acheson about his work-life balance, what the next generation of Americans really needs to know, and what home ec means in the information age.

 

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JBF:  Between your restaurants, cookbooks, and television appearances, you’re a pretty busy guy. How do you balance all of your responsibilities? What’s a typical day in the life of Hugh Acheson?

 

Hugh Acheson: I work from home and on planes, at restaurants, at coffee shops, in Delta... Read more >

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The Future Chronicle, Part 6: Purdue-Tyson, Niman Ranch, Smithfield Foods Announce Mega Protein Merger

 

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 JBF Food Conference, we turn our eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow's farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and kitchens. We've partnered with the Future Market for a multi-part series exploring some of the visions of the future discussed at the conference, in the form of the Future Chronicle, a newspaper snapshot of 2065. Read the full issue here.

 

Purdue-Tyson, Niman Ranch, Smithfield Foods Announce Mega Protein Merger 

 

December 31, 2065

 

Mike Lee

 

Facing competitive pressure from the well-established algae protein industry, the last remaining traditional animal protein companies—chicken,... Read more >

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The Future Chronicle, Part 5: UberEats to Provide Outsourced Digestion Service

 

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 JBF Food Conference, we turn our eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow's farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and kitchens. We've partnered with the Future Market for a multi-part series exploring some of the visions of the future discussed at the conference, in the form of the Future Chronicle, a newspaper snapshot of 2065. Read the full issue here, and stay tuned for more dispatches from the mid-twenty-first century.

 
 

UberEats to Provide Outsourced Digestion Service

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The Future Chronicle, Part 4: Nobel Prize for Agriculture Winners Announced

 

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 JBF Food Conference, we turn our eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow's farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and kitchens. We've partnered with the Future Market for a multi-part series exploring some of the visions of the future discussed at the conference, in the form of the Future Chronicle, a newspaper snapshot of 2065. Read the full issue here, and stay tuned for more dispatches from the mid-twenty-first century.

 
 

Nobel Prize for Agriculture Winners Announced


December 10, 2065

 

Mike Lee

 

This year’s three Nobel Agriculture

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The Future Chroncile, Part 3: Federal Junk Food Labeling and Ban

 

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 JBF Food Conference, we turn our eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow's farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and kitchens. We've partnered with the Future Market for a multi-part series exploring some of the visions of the future discussed at the conference, in the form of the Future Chronicle, a newspaper snapshot of 2065. Read the full issue here, and stay tuned for more dispatches from the mid-twenty-first century.

 

Senate Approves Junk Food Labeling and Advertising Ban

 

Mike Lee

 

An overwhelming majority in Congress voted to limit advertising and require labeling of foods considered “junk” by a... Read more >

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JBF Food Conference 2015: MOMA's Paola Antonelli on the Future We Want to Create for Ourselves

 

 

Continuing our coverage of the recent JBF Food Conference, we’re highlighting some of the most dynamic speakers and panels from our two-day, wide-ranging discussion of the future of food. 

 
We closed out this year's JBF Food Conference with an illuminating look at the intersection of design and the kitchen. Paola Antonelli, senior curator at New York's Museum of Modern Art took attendees on a journey through historical and present-day artistic explorations of the potential of food. Antonelli detailed visions of sustainable architecture crafted by silkworms or funghi, extra-corporeal digesters to help future microbiome-deficient generations, and even the simultaneously thought-provoking and nauseating promise of cheese made from armpit bacteria. Watch the video above for

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The Future Chroncile, Part 2: Spacecraft Farming on the 2066 Mars Mission

 

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 JBF Food Conference, we turn our eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow's farms, restaurants, grocery stores, and kitchens. We've partnered with the Future Market for a multi-part series exploring some of the visions of the future discussed at the conference, in the form of the Future Chronicle, a newspaper snapshot of 2065. Read the full issue here, and stay tuned for more dispatches from the mid-twenty-first century.

 

Mars Mission Supported by Spacecraft Farming System

 

Mike Lee
Science Editor

 

When NASA’s deGrasse Tyson Shuttle launches next month for its four-year journey to Mars, it will be... Read more >

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JBF Food Conference 2015: Don Bustos, Duskie Estes, and Tyrone Thompson on Crops and Communities

Continuing our coverage of the recent JBF Food Conference, we’re highlighting some of the most dynamic speakers and panels from our two-day, wide-ranging discussion of the future of food. 

 
What do you get when you put a farmer, a sustainably minded chef, and a FoodCorps member together? A nuanced discussion of the challenges and victories of getting consumers reinvested in the land and have a stake in what’s on their plates. 2015 JBF Leadership Award recipient Don Bustos joined chef Duskie Estes and FoodCorps service member Tyrone Thompson to talk about engaging communities not just as informed diners, but also as empowered participants in their local agriculture. Watch the video above to learn how farming cultivates far more than just crops for harvest. 
 
 
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JBF Food Conference 2015: NASA's Dr. Ellen Stofan on the Future of Earth and Beyond

 

Continuing the coverage of our recent 2015 JBF Food Conference, we’re highlighting some of the most dynamic speakers and panels from our two-day, wide-ranging discussion of the future of food. 

 

This year’s JBF Food Conference keynote speaker was Dr. Ellen Stofan, chief data scientist at NASA, who kicked off the conference with a thorough review of how looking to the stars can help us better see the world we call home. From satellite imagery that provides stark evidence of the effects of California’s drought, to the latest agricultural experiments taking place on the space station, Stofan explained that our dreams of visiting Mars can also drive our dreams of feeding our children. Watch the video above to get a full sense of how NASA is fighting for the fields of tomorrow.

 

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