Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Research, Communications
and Strategies for Sustainability

Dispatches

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Food Conference

Monday, October 27, 2014
I led a discussion on sugar and public health with Rob Lustig, Laurie David, Emily Luchetti and Cindy Gershen.

Icons Die Hard

Thursday, October 23, 2014
“Fresh as the month of May” is how Philip Morris introduced the iconic Marlboro Man in 1955, based on a photograph of a real cowboy from Life Magazine.

Are Borders History?

Sunday, September 7, 2014
From earthquakes and mudslides in Chile, Japan and California; from droughts across America’s fruit and vegetable heartland; to flooding in Pakistan and creeping lava in Hawaii as well as a smoking volcano in Iceland; from killings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine; from the collapse of the state in Libya and the rise of the Islamic State across the Middle East; from Gaza to the Golan Heights one could be forgiven for feeling that things are coming unstuck.

Reflections on Sugar

Friday, May 16, 2014
I really like sugar. I know too much sugar is bad for me. FedUp, the new movie, is very sobering.

The Sustainability Trajectory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In 2012, a little bakery just north of New York City became the first business licensed in New York State as a Benefit Corporation. (External Blog, The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation)

Sustainable Living or Survival of the Fittest?

Friday, May 9, 2014
This year’s CERES conference in Boston was provocative and challenging -- as it should be in celebration of 25 years of creative, innovative, and collaborative advocacy to bring greater openness and accountability to corporate behavior. And it is behavior, of course, that needs to change; openness and accountability are only the tools of the trade in modifying corporate practices.

Risks over Time

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Since participating recently in the UN Investor Summit on Climate Risk, and in preparing for the Sustainable Land & Water Program Expert Workshop in Amsterdam on Friday, I’ve been thinking more about risk as fundamental conceptual framework for making meaningful comparisons and connections.

2014 A Happy New Year

Friday, December 27, 2013
I am comforted by the awareness that changes we dismiss as inconceivable are often viewed by historians as having been inevitable. A Happy New Year might thus include news of the following momentous changes.

What Does 48 Million Hungry People Look Like?

Thursday, November 14, 2013
48 million Americans struggle with hunger. 48 million names. 48 million stories. How have we let this happen? America's better than this.

"What is Hunger?" and "Hunger In Our Backyard"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Video for the first two morning panels of The James Beard Foundation 2013 Food Conference (The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change, Oct. 21-22) appears below. For the entire two-day's proceedings, visit the James Beard Foundation's 3013 Food Conference video channel.

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