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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Just Eat: The Future of Food Now Open

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Keynote: Just Eat: The Future of Food

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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. Lunch Included.

Moderators
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Jane Black

Journalist, Freelance
Jane Black is a Washington, D.C. food writer who covers food politics, nutrition and sustainability issues. She is particularly interested in how culture shapes what and how we eat and the emerging science of behavior change. Her work appears in the publications such as The Washi... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Asbed

Cofounder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Greg Asbed, a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, is a co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and a principal architect of the Fair Food Program and the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model, a breakthrough approach to verifiable corporate accountability recognized by obse... Read More →
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Melody Barnes

Co-Founder and Principal, MB2 Solutions LLC
Melody Barnes is a senior fellow in presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center, she is also a Distinguished Fellow in the School of Law. She was Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from January 2009 until January 2012.
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Seth Goldman

Executive Chairman, Co-founder and TeaEO Emeritus, Beyond Meat, Honest Tea
Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat.  Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic and Fair Trade Certified™. Seth also serves on the board of Ripple Foods, the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Beyond Meat

We believe there is a better way to feed the planet. Our mission is to create mass-market solutions that perfectly replace animal protein with plant protein. We are dedicated to improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecti... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:40pm
The Paramount Theater 215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville VA 22902


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