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John Foraker

John Foraker

John Foraker is the President of Annie’s, Inc. and a leading authority in the organic and natural foods industry. With more than 20 years of business experience and a sharp focus on sustainability and social responsibility, Foraker’s vision for growing Annie’s has always relied on transparent leadership and an over-arching commitment to creativity, innovation and

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May 15, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Daniela Ibarra-Howell


A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in Natural Resource Management and Economics. With over 25 years of international experience in ranching, Holistic Management, and collaborative ecosystem restoration programs, Daniela co founded with Allan Savory and other colleagues the Savory Institute in 2009,

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May 14, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Woody Tasch


Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green). Since 2010, dozens of local Slow Money networks and investment clubs have catalyzed the flow of more than $56 million into more than 625 local and/or organic food

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May 10, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Katie Forrest


Katie is the Co-Founder and Chief of EPIC Provisions, a company specializing in creating nutrient dense meat based superfoods. EPIC is the first consumer packaged goods company to successfully scale a “nose to tail” approach to optimizing the use of the whole animal. The brand creates protein bars made from high quality meat, ready to

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May 10, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Silencia Cox


Silencia Cox is the inspiration for, and now CEO of Motherlove Herbal Company, a family business that began in a Colorado Rockies meadow and has grown into an international leading manufacturer of organic herbal products for pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Motherlove was started by Silencia’s mother, Kathryn Higgins, an herbalist, when she began incorporating wild

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Apr 03, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Kiran Stordalen


Kiran Stordalen is the Co-owner of Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic health and wellness beauty and lifestyle company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company’s mission “Everything we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe” carries through every product from outset to on shelf. Sustainable, environmentally conscious, unadulterated ingredients and the incorporation

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Mar 20, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Stacy Malkan


Stacy Malkan is co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit food industry research groups that advocates for truth and transparency in our food system. She is author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry (New Society, 2007) and co-founder of the national Campaign

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Feb 27, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Nova Covington-Halter


Nova Covington-Halter is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the fastest-growing suncare brand for the past five years. She is also a mom who was inspired to create better alternatives after her baby daughter’s skin reacted to the synthetic chemicals in body care products. Nova attended college at Oregon State University and began her

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Feb 17, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D.


Since 2007 Dr. Timothy J. LaSalle has championed his science-based hope for a regenerative food system that will mitigate climate change by carbon sequestration in place of soil carbon loss. LaSalle has served as the first CEO of Rodale Institute, Executive Director of the Northwest Earth Institute an international organization dedicated to grassroots movements, Executive

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Feb 10, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Mark Shepard


Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC and founder of Restoration Agriculture Development. He runs New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agricultural savanna considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States. New Forest Farm is a planned conversion of a typical row-crops grain

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Feb 07, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments