James Beard Foundation Launches Leadership Awards

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20090319_beardyman_146x97.jpgIt's a busy day at the James Beard Foundation. They just announced their brand new Leadership Awards, honoring "bodies of work and lifetime achievement” in the "complex realms of sustainability, food access, and public health." The first 10 honorees have made lasting impacts on food, including Alice Waters, Michelle Obama, Fedele Bauccio (CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company based in Palo Alto), and Will Allen (Founder/President of Rainbow Farmer’s Cooperative and Founder/CEO of Growing Power). Read about all 10 honorees here. [James Beard Foundation]