In the lead-up to the conference Food and Society 2009: Gathering for Good Food the organizers have released an online slide show highlighting 75 portraits of people in the food movement who attended last year's event. Electronic communications have been integral in connecting divergent food and agriculture based activities into a cohesive movement. The flip side of that is the oft-cited lack of personal connection. Meet some of TreeHugger's favorite leaders in the sustainable food community after the jump.
Author and activist Anna Lappe by Bart Nagel
Curt Ellis from King Corn by Bart Nagel
Destin Layne of Eat Well Guide by Bart Nagel
The entire slide show can be viewed on the Food and Society conference website.
The event runs from April 21 - April 23, 2009 in San Jose, CA. Presented by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Wallace Center at Winrock International this invitation-only, two-day conference provides an opportunity to work together to identify ways to improve our economy, environment, and society through Good Food Systems.
Photographs by Bart Nagel, and soundtrack "Shoppin' In a Label-Free World," written and performed by Dan Sullivan from the Rodale Institute.