CLA inspires debate on the shifting culture of modern ag
Seth Goldman, president and TeaEO of Honest Tea, summed up the event as one that can help move the industry forward. “A lot of times conferences like this feature people patting themselves on the back and congratulating themselves,” he said. “This gathering is different in that it invites open dialogue and transparency that’s hard to find. This sort of transparency can really be a catalyst for change.” The conference is one of many CLA initiatives underway to continue to offer transparency on issues facing the agricultural industry.
Moderated by Ali Velshi, host, “Real Money with Ali Velshi,” Al Jazeera America, panelists included Seth Goldman, president and TeaEO, Honest Tea; Megan Brown, West Coast blogger and 6th-generation cattle rancher; Delores “Dee Dee” Darden, Virginia farmer; Jesse Hirsch, senior staff writer, Modern Farmer; Beth Hoffman, blogger, Forbes and professor, University of San Francisco; Jenny Hopkinson, food and agriculture reporter, POLITICO Pro; Michele Simon, president, Eat Drink Politics; Moira Mcdonald, senior program officer, Environment Focus Area, Walton Family Foundation; Sean McMahon, North America agriculture program director, The Nature Conservancy; and Rod Snyder, president, Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.
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