I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
The food scene: Tel Aviv
I’m in Israel this week at a meeting on Sustainable Food Systems* along with some basic food tourism.
The trip started with a visit to the small-but-impressive farmers’ market at the Port of Tel Aviv.
The market is under umbrellas to protect people, sprouts, and other vegetables from the intense Mediterranean sun (it’s hot here).
The market is in two sections, separated by an indoor section with stalls for an amazing array of (mostly) locally produced artisanal food products.
And here’s Shir Halpern who developed this market, runs others, and is doing everything possible to encourage young farmers.
This is a great way to start any visit to a new country.