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Food Think Tank Aims to Fix the Food System

ROSCOE VILLAGE — Food Think Tank, a nonprofit focused on feeding the world better, views obesity and hunger as two sides of the same broken system.

On April 17, the organization is holding a public forum to address challenges faced by chefs, policymakers, activists, farmers among others, and the solutions they've developed to create a healthier approach to the consumption and production of food.

Speakers expected to take part in the event include Cortney Ahern, board member for Slow Food Chicago; Roland Calupe, chef; Lisa Eakman, executive director of Global Agriculture and Food for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Shayna Harris, cocoa sustainability manager for Mars; and Todd Jones, founding farmer of Every Last Morsel

The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Piazza Bella Restaurant, 2116 W. Roscoe St. Tickets are $25 if bought in advance online, or $35 at the door. The cost includes food and drinks.

Food Think Tank debuted in January and was founded by Ellen Gustafson and Danielle Nierenberg. The organization conducts research and shares information on sustainable ways to alleviate hunger, obesity and poverty.