The Climate Science Alliance Team attends San Diego’s first Food Tank Summit for a day of engaging conversations on food systems and personal stories from farmers from around the nation.
The Climate Science Alliance Team attended San Diego’s first Food Tank Summit on November 14, 2018 in La Jolla for a day of engaging conversations on California’s food systems and personal stories from farmers from around the nation.
The sold-out event gathered farmers, CEOs, professors, journalists, legislators, and community members to discuss companies, farms, projects, and initiatives that are growing the food movement. The day was centered around four main topics: “Accounting for the True Cost of Food: Practices and Policies to Improve Sustainability”, “Science-Ag-Tech Connect”, “Farming for a Better Food System”, and “Creating Better Storytelling Around Food and Agriculture”.
The Food Tank Summit came to San Diego for the first time with support from Michelle Lerach and the Berry Good Foundation, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Edible San Diego, and the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival.
Food Tank is a non profit focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Sustainable food systems, such as those highlighted at the San Diego Food Tank Summit, present multi-faceted opportunities to build resilience in the face of climate change as well as improve our communities. The Alliance is grateful for the day of important dialogue and the new connections made, and looks forward to connecting climate impacts to food systems through ongoing research, adaptive management, and innovative community engagement.
“We’re here to represent a movement that brings us together...and a movement that puts people and planet first.”
- Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and President of Food Tank.
“They are more than just seeds...they are my ancestors, my family.”
- Jessika Greendeer of the Ho-Chunk Nation and founder of Waxopini Wiiwamasja (Nourishing Spirits).
“There’s no issue that more unites all of us than what we eat every day.”
- Dr. Jennifer Burney of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.