This week I was in New York for the 2018 Food Tank Summit at the NYU Tishman Auditorium Vanderbilt Hall. Three big take aways from the impressive line up of speakers for me were, one, we know there are numerous issues surrounding our food system and the food movement is growing and addressing all sides. Every effort is helping to connect the dots and all these dots adds up to make a difference. Two, Marion Nestle mentioned “the root cause of our food issues is over production, we need a new food system” – agreed! She also went on to say, “Vote with your fork, Vote with your VOTE” whichever side you are on; VOTE. Three, when working on an a food issue address it with solutions, results and not just relating to financial results but include the community and environmental impact as well.
Honored and thankful once again to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture for featuring me in their Semi-Annual newsletter issue. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Semi-Annual Newsletter Feature #Stonebarns #Sustainablity #educatingouryouth #futureoffood #Unileversponsor #makeadifference #ReneMarion
Unilever unveiled its vision on Sustainable Nutrition during a Unilever dinner with top executives from all major grocery retailers this past January, at the FMI midwinter conference. They invited me to make a short presentation & speak during the interactive dinner regarding the impact their sponsorship in the Stone Barns Teacher Institute on sustainability was having on our local high school students and our community. There was only time for me to speak for a few minutes and unfortunately wasn’t able to share my Prezi presentation, but I wanted to share it here for everyone to see the importance of sustainability education and the immense impact it has on our community. Stone Barns Teacher Institute 2017 Prezi By Ana Plana @StoneBarns @UnileverUSA #Sustainability #impactyourcommunity #educatingyouth #sustainbleeducation #futureoffood #makeadifference