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In 2010, I embarked on a mission to passionately proclaim a worldview about the global food system: that hunger and obesity are essentially the same problem and require the same set of solutions.

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Variations on a Table: Jeffrey Inaba Uses Salvaged Materials to Redesign Dinner

What happens when you limit your table designs to what can be built from reclaimed materials in local co-op workshops? (Hint: good things.)

In the Bay Area this weekend? Come along to Hayes Valley Farm between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm tomorrow (Sunday), to enjoy some organic Caffe Vita coffee and Theo chocolate, tour the farm, check out C-Lab's gorgeous table, and hear a few words from Ellen Gustafson. There's a Facebook invitation here, but no RSVP is necessary—Hayes Valley Farm is at 450 Laguna Street (at Fell), and all are welcome.

GOOD is proud to be a partner of the 30 Project: For more information about our goals and plans, see this introduction, "Have Dinner, Change the World" by 30 Project founder Ellen Gustafson, and "Tables to Change the World: An Interview with Michael Hebb."

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Creating a Better Food System, One Dinner at a Time

The 30 Project launches in San Francisco with a simple mission: have dinner, change the world.

As often happens when one turns 30, Ellen Gustafson hit the major milestone and realized she wanted to do something more meaningful with her life. A co-founder, with Lauren Bush, of the successful FEED Project, which creates projects to help feed the world, she realized that she didn’t want to be providing food for hungry children 30 years from now. She wanted to help eliminate hunger altogether by then instead. So Gustafson started The 30 Project which aims “to be the table that brings the best people together to work towards creating a truly healthy and sustainable global food system.”

Gustafson introduced the project here on GOOD, and we'll be calling on our readers to host their own dinners as the project develops.

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