Questlove, The Roots musician and food influencer, teamed up with Dan Barber and more food industry thought leaders to discuss food waste and sustainable agriculture at the Food Tank summit in New York City.
The summit included chefs, writers and prominent food industry figures, and hosted a series of panels on how to minimize food waste in restaurants, grocery stores, breweries, etc. The theme for this year's summit was "Focusing on Food Loss and Food Waste."
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"1 out of 7 people in America are food insecure, but 40% of food is wasted," Questlove said on Wednesday morning. "That is alarming.”
It is alarming. The Roots musician and food influencer was speaking on a panel at the Food Tank summit in New York that narrowed in on the growing problem of food waste, one of the biggest barriers to an equitable, sustainable food ecosystem. Gathering chefs, writers, and prominent food industry figures, the summit hosted a series of panels on how to minimize food waste in restaurants, grocery stores, and breweries, a complicated mission that has captivated grassroots organizers and big corporations alike. The theme for this year's summit was "Focusing on Food Loss and Food Waste," with speakers including Dan Barber, J.J. Johnson, Questlove, Marion Nestle, and more.
The day kicked off with a fireside chat between Blue Hill's Barber and Danielle Nierenberg, the president of Food Tank. Barber, a vocal advocate for sustainability, founded Row 7 earlier this year to offer consumers specialized, flavorful, and good-for-the-earth seeds. (Barber's new breed of squash will make its mass-market debut at Sweetgreen locations later this fall.)