There’s only so much Korean food one can eat in Ktown before a mental cleanse is needed. LA certainly is not the center of food policy law-making in America, so it is rare that two rather poignant events will take place back to back within two weeks.

First, Santa Monica Farmers Market is hosting the Good Food Conference
Good Food Conference

While it would’ve been a tremendous event for Slow Food LA to have joined, the two factions seems to have gapped even wider during the last two years. Nonetheless, Good Food Conference, in conjunction of KCRW’s Good Food and LACMA, wants everyone to think about national food policy and how it affects us in Los Angeles (County). There’s an offer for a whole day’s worth of free panels at LACMA, including free entrance to LAMCA, on November 3rd. Cick on the event ticket link below, and use the promotion code: GFGUEST

The day’s conference schedule is as follows:

12:00 – Building Community with Food
Will Allen, Growing Power Inc., Author – The Good Food Revolution
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers Market
Meg Glasser, Food Forward
Evan Kleiman, Host – Good Food
Kelly Meyer, The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens/NRDC

2:30 – Good Food = Good Jobs
Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles specializing in food and water policy
Steve Murray, Farmer, Murray Family Farms
Michael O’Gorman, Executive Director, Farmer-Veteran Coalition
Jim Slama, President,
Greg Wendt, Slow Money LA

4:30 – Is GMO Labeling Coming to California?
Ann Gentry, Founder, Real Food Daily
Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Ernest Miller, Chef, The Farmer’s Kitchen
Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now!
Arran Stephens, CEO & Founder, Nature’s Path

The Art of Good Food
Food-related art tours offered by LACMA.

10:30 – Trade and the Changing Palette of the Dutch and The European Table Transformed

1:30 and 3:30 pm – Dining Out in 19th Century France and The Age of Elegance

Tours are limited to thirty participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours meet on the Los Angeles Times Central Court.

Good Food Conference Tickets
Saturday, November 3 – at Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Second, Bittman is coming to LA, again.

Mark Bittman

You may not agree with everything Bittman’s advocating, and this November 14th “lecture” is really just another push to sell his book, but maybe it’ll stop everyone from gorging on the putrid shit that is Chinese lunch buffets. It’s rather unfortunately he decided to hit LA after the Prop 37 vote. After all, LA times absolutely bashed Prop 37 in the head with a tire iron.

“Behind the Scenes of What We Eat, with Mark Bittman”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check-In and Reception
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
Center for Healthy Communities
Yosemite Hall
1000 North Alameda



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