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Business of sustainable food explored at FoodCon

The fourth annual FoodCon conference will be held at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Dec. 8.

FoodCon is a one-day conference focused on the business of sustainable food. It is hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Net Impact Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler in collaboration with NC State University Net Impact and Duke University’s Fuqua Food and Agriculture Club.

Keynote speakers will include Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and Soulfull Project’s cofounder Megan Shea and head of marketing Chip Heim.

Panels, workshops and roundtable discussions will address:
• B Corporations
• Food technology trends
• Food deserts and ways to improve access to food
• Co-packers’ role in food systems
• Making local food go big
• Diverse and sustainable business models
• Financing food
• The impact of policy changes in food safety and agricultural practices
• Soda tax policy

FoodCon is sponsored by Food for All, Sassool, Hungry Harvest, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Net Impact, No Kid Hungry, Hungry Harvest and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

Click here for information about the event, including tickets and parking.