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Just Eat: The Future of Food with Seth Goldman, Melody Barnes, and Greg Asbed

Just Eat: The Future of Food at the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival

Thursday April 12th, 2018 | The Paramount Theater

From climate change to immigration, what we eat and where it comes from stands at the center of the world stage – without ever leaving the intimacy of our homes and daily rituals. In this session, three incredible innovators share how they changed the food we all eat, and offer insights into the next goalpost for a sustainable, fair, and healthy future.


Moderator: Jane Black, Freelance, Journalist

Sponsor: Beyond Meat

Honest Tea Cofounder Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman, the Co-founder and “TeaEO” Emeritus of Honest Tea has led the company to become the nation’s top seller of organic bottled tea, and pioneered beverages at scale that are organic and Fair Trade Certified. He also resides on boards Ripple Foods, Yale School of Management, American Beverage Association, and Bethesda Green – and has assisted in numerous projects and panels to tackle growing problems across the food industry. His latest passion, Beyond Meat, is revolutionizing plant-based burgers.

MB2 Solutions Cofounder Melody Barnes

As the co-founder and principal of MB2 Solutions LLC, and former Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes has a wide range of experience in implementing plans and policies that move communities forward.  Barnes was a principal architect of Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. Barnes is also a Senior Fellow at UVA’s Miller Center and Distinguished Fellow at UVA School of Law.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Cofounder Greg Asbed

2017 MacArthur Fellow, Greg Asbed, is the Co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers based in Florida. He was the architect of the Fair Food Program and the Worker-driven Social responsibility model, which was shared with the United Nations and the White House in an effort to combat human rights violations in agriculture.


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