Slow Food USA welcomes the world to Denver, Colorado for Slow Food Nations, a festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all.
The weekend will combine the energy of a street food festival, the rigor of an academic conference, and the inspiration of a cultural exchange. Visitors will enjoy dozens of interactive workshops, delicious tastings, local tours, educational talks, and plenty of meals and parties.
Slow Food Nations connects farmers and families, leaders, and eaters to share our stories and shape the future of food.
Carrie Balkcom, AGA's executive director, and AGA President Will Harris will be speaking on several panels during the weekend.
Balkcom will join Joe Maxwell and Angela Huffman of the Organization for Competitive Markets, Mike Callicrate of Ranch Foods Direct, and Greg Gunthorp of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association on a panel during the delegate meetings on Friday.
Breaking the Corporate Stranglehold
will introduce attendees to the concepts of antitrust, anti-competition, market abuses and what we all can do to break up the abusive power to allow a path forward for good, clean, and fair food in America. The panel is open to delegates only.
Balkcom and Harris will also appear on a panel with Daisy Fruend of the ASPCA.
Food Labeling & Transparency
will dive into the marketplace mayhem of food labels and the ongoing battles to bring clarity to conscientious consumers -- from the white-knuckle fight to maintain Obama-era reforms in the USDA Organic program to the high-stakes effort to define the booming grassfed label. This panel is also open to delegates only.
Some of the weekend's events are ticketed, but the Taste Marketplace is free and open to the public. Visit the
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