SHIFT Festival Jackson Wyoming Mark Bittman Presentation
American food journalist, author, and columnist for the New York Times Mark Bittman presented as the keynote speaker at the SHIFT Festival. As a part of the foodie event of the year, the People’s Banquet, Bittman was interviewed on stage by Vertical Harvest co-founder Nona Yehia and Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia and Patagonia Provisions.
About Mark Bittman:
Mr. Bittman, who explores industrial agriculture as both a health risk and a major driver of climate change, is the author of 14 books, including the bestselling How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6 P.M. He has been the recipient of International Association of Culinary Professionals, Julia Child and James Beard awards for his writing.
In the Emmy-award winning Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously, Mr. Bittman investigates the impact of climate change on weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, and the release of methane gas, a climate change accelerator, via fracking. As his bio in the series notes, “There is no one like Mark Bittman, who has been writing about food and cooking—and changing the way Americans eat—since 1980…. Bittman’s core messages—that food and things related have the power to make or break not only our personal health, but that of the planet—are increasingly accepted and broadcast widely.”