World Food Day Food Heroes Dialogue - Shared screen with speaker view
Temitope Alao-Sanni
Hi Jocelyn!
Jocelyn Brownhall, FAO
Good morning everyone! Thanks for joining us
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Thank you for joining FAO North America for a special observation of World Food Day featuring a discussion with North American Food Heroes who are leading the way towards better food systems, and to hear some inspiring poetry!You can check out the speaker bios here:https://bit.ly/WFD1013BiosThis webinar is also being live streamed on Twitter on the @FAONorthAmerica page. You can join the conversation on Twitter using #WorldFoodDay & #FoodHeroes.Feel free to use the chat box for comments, please use the Q&A box for questions and let us know where you are joining from.Learn more about World Food Day: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Jocelyn Brown Hall who is the Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office for North America based in Washington, DC. Prior to this role she served as the Deputy Regional Representative for the FAO Regional Office for Africa. Full bio: https://bit.ly/WFD1013Bios
Nezif Abamecha
Hello every body! I'm Nezif Abamecha from Jimma University, Ethiopia
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Sam Kass who was the former white house chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition under the Obama Administration. Sam was also the executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, which was the first of its kind nationwide initiative to improve child health. He is currently a partner at Acre Venture Partners, a venture capital fund that invests in the future of food. He is also the author of the book, “Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good health, Better World,” which was published in 2018.Check out the Food Hero article featuring Sam Kass https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/food-heroes/detail/sam-kass/en
Never Mujere
Greetings from Never Mujere in Zimbabwe
Rachel Christian
try shampoo bars!
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Feel free to use the chat box for comments, please use the Q&A box for questions for panelists and let us know where you are joining from.
Trevor Kempthorne
Hello from Trevor in BC Canada
Patricia Rayas
Great to meet you Sam. Thank you for your comments.
Gabe Laizer
Thank you Sam for your inspiring comments. The good work you are doing is inspiring others to join the movement to save our planet.
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Rich Francis who is an Indigenous Chef and Activist. He was one of the finalists and the only First Nations competitor on Season 4 of Top Chef Canada and starred in the ground-breaking documentary, Red Chef Revival, which is a journey to redefine Indigenous cuisine, and create a better understanding of pre-colonial Indigenous food systems. He is the owner of Seventh Fire Hospitality Group where he creates authentic Indigenous food.Check out the Food Hero article featuring Rich Francis:https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/food-heroes/detail/rich-francis/en
Patricia Rayas
In your view what is the most impacting learning moment you got from other cultures that you have been in contact with?
Alexandria Richter, FAO
“Co-Producers Unite! Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Food Heritage of Turtle Island” October 14th from 1pm to 2:30 pm EDTRegister here: https://bit.ly/2ZXjUV6
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Pashon Murray who is the founder of Detroit Dirt, which is a closed-loop composting company which provides compost and food waste solutions to the local community. Detroit Dirt intends to drive a low-carbon economy by motivating communities and industries to have a zero-waste mindset. Pashon credits her childhood visits to her grandparents’ rural Mississippi farm for her personal and spiritual connections to soil.
Mercy Akeredolu
My name is Mercy. Can I have your contact Pashon Murray! We are working on regenerative agriculture, conservation agriculture in Africa.
Ahdi Mohammed
You can learn more about Detroit Dirt here: https://www.detroitdirt.org/Check out the Ford ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAN61QK0aUI
Mercy Akeredolu
One message that I have for the whole world is that everyone should go for "ZERO WASTAGE"
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Monique Chan who is the founder of Bruized, a women-run start-up that combats food waste by turning it into treats. Prior to starting Bruized, Monique studied food waste and worked as a line cook. She witnessed the severity of the problem when she visited local farms and checked out the backs of grocery stores which made her curious about what solutions were possible.
Mercy Akeredolu
Can we have the Bruized website!
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Check out the Bruized website here: https://www.bruized.com/pages/about-bruized-com
Mikaila Way, FAO
Yes, to the Soil & global microbial network! Here's one of the most inspiring resources for me : Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas https://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/atlas-introduction and another one from FAO: https://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/en/
Patricia Rayas
Hearing your comments made me think that we - the humans - are the greater consumers that need to change; we need to empower the generations to change our own biases on food production and consumption
Mercy Akeredolu
Yes, change biases along all segments of the food value chain
Ahdi Mohammed
Check out Sam's book "Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World: A Cookbook"
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Hiram Larew. Upon retiring from the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he helped guide international agriculture programs, he noticed that relatively little poetry about hunger was available. Hiram Larew founded the informal Poetry X Hunger initiative in 2017 as a way to bring two areas of interest – poetry and hunger prevention – together.Check out the Poetry X Hunger website: www.PoetryXHunger.com
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Alice Major who is a fine poet as well as a friend and colleague of Thomas Schuelke. They both belong to the very active Parkland Poets collective in Alberta, Canada. Thomas Schuelke is the author of “HUNGER: A Never Satiated Sonnet.”
Jocelyn Brownhall, FAO
Thank you Alice! So beautifully written
Mercy Akeredolu
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Speaking now is Molly Burack who is a student, musician and poet who currently resides in the mountains of New Mexico on the unceded land of the Tano people. She graduated with a degree in English from University of Oregon and is now pursuing a masters in mental health counselling with a focus in ecotherapy from Southwestern. Molly is the author of “Spaghettios with fresh oregano.” Congratulations Molly!
Rose Wang
Beautiful! Thank you for reading.
Rose Wang
Congrats! 🎈🎉🍾
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Check out more of Molly’s work here: https://mollyburack.com/poems
Patricia Rayas
Molley, you are a mountain of strength and inspiration. Thank you for your poem
Paul Guenette
Brava Molly! Fabulous poem reading and congrats on your new little one!!
Patricia Rayas
Pashon, thank you for your reflection. Great to hear your message,thank you
Rose Wang
Patricia Rayas
Thank you all
Jocelyn Brownhall, FAO
Thank you everyone!
Alexandria Richter, FAO
Thank you so much for joining everyone!Upcoming World Food Day events:World Food Day Twitter Chat (Oct. 14) @FAONorthAmerica“Co-Producers Unite! Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Food Heritage of Turtle Island” October 14th from 1pm to 2:30 pm EDTRegister here: https://bit.ly/2ZXjUV6“Transformative Change: The Law as a Driver of Better Agri-Food Systems” October 15th from 09:30 to 11:00 am EDTRegister here: https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/events/detail/transformative-change-the-law-as-a-driver-of-better-agri-food-systems/enJoin the #FoodHeroDance Challenge and share your video on TikTok or Instagram and tag @FAO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNzvSU7pLxU
Pradip Dey
Thank you all👏🙏