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by robin mAThEr Jonathan Safran Foer, author of "Eating Animals" (2009), will give the keynote speech at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Mary- land, on September 15 at the Baltimore Conven- tion Center in the city's Inner Harbor. Foer is also the author of several best-selling novels, in- cluding "Everything is Illumi- nated" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close." His most re- cent novel is "Here I Am." Foer wrote "Eating Animals" in collaboration with Farm For- Author Jonathan Safran Foer to Keynote Expo East Continued on PAGE 14 Continued on PAGE 8 Continued on PAGE 8 ward, a non-profit promoting strategies to assist conscientious food choices. In it, Foer, a com- mitted vegetarian, examines what it means to eat ani- mals in an industrialized world, and concludes that he should raise his newborn son as a vegetarian. Expo East will take place Sept. 14-16, says Jenna Fitch, who is Community and Conference Content Director. Foer's keynote speech is just one of this year's exciting parts of Expo East, she says. This year's expo features five educational "track themes," she says. Attendees can choose from the sessions in the case for sup- plements, conscious business, the plant revolution or growing a healthy brand tracks, if they wish, or attend any of the educational sessions they wish. More than 28,000 people at- tended the 2016 Expo East, Fitch says. Many were retailers seeking out new products, but other attendees included health practitioners, distributor/bro- kers, business service providers and non-profits. This year's expo should have more than 1,450 exhibitors, in- cluding more than 380 first-time exhibitors, she says. Exhibitor space for the expo is sold out for this year. "We're having a natural prod- ucts business school this year," Fitch says, "with speakers fo- cused on fund-raising for busi- ness, as well as understanding financials while maintaining your mission." On the money side, she says, "the Nutritional Capital Network is for nutrition investors and strategic players in health and wellness. It features a health and wellness investor forum." Lightning Strikes Twice for Tarentaise Reserve In 10 Years We're Gonna Have 1 Million Bison by lorriE bAumAnn Montana is called "Big Sky Coun- try," but to most Americans, this is Flyover Country – part of the wide expanse of the U.S. that they'll most often see only from the window of an airplane while they're passing over it. Down on the ground, the Rocky Mountain landscape just northwest of Yel- lowstone National Park is breath- takingly beautiful. This is a land of moose, wolves and grizzly bears as well as pine forests, the Gallatin River and the Madison mountain range, whose bald gray peaks were still splotched with the remnants of winter's snows as late as the Fourth of July weekend. When I by lorriE bAumAnn When Jonathan Sepp left the Air Force after completing his obliga- tion to Uncle Sam for his U.S. Air Force Academy college educa- tion, he rediscovered a dream that had been with him since he first saw bison grazing on South Dakota rangeland during a cross- country vacation trip with his parents. "That animal in particu- lar had a magnetic draw," he says. "After my commitment was done, I could have stayed in the Air Force, but it's not what I wanted to do." Continued on PAGE 13 That dream is now being real- ized as a Montana bison ranch and a brand of bison jerky that he launched in July with a cross- country tour of his own, this time pulling an Airstream trailer that he's decked out as a kind of tiny museum on wheels. The museum is a small series of multimedia ex- hibits that explain how bison help regenerate a landscape by trampling down encroaching sagebrush, leaving behind hoof prints that act as small catchment by lorriE bAumAnn The morning after Tarentaise Re- serve was announced as the first-place winner in the best of show category at the American Cheese Society Judging and Competition, Spring Brook Farm Cheese Program Director Jeremy Stephenson was wearing his pur- ple ribbon around his neck as a medallion. Tarentaise Reserve also won the best of show cate- gory in 2014. This year's second-place award in the best of show category went to The Farm at Doe Run's volumE 82, numbEr 9 SEPTEmbEr 2017 n $7.00 News ..............................................6 Ad Index .......................................19 Calendar.......................................19 www.gourmetnews.com G OURMET N EWS T H E B U S I N E S S N E W S P A P E R F O R T H E G O U R M E T I N D U S T R Y ® HOT PRODUCTS: Landcrafted Food SEE PAGE 18 (Following Naturally Healthy) RETAILER NEWS: Culinary Apple SEE PAGE 10 SUPPLIER NEWS: Crazy Go Nuts SEE PAGE 13 (Following Naturally Healthy) SPECIAL ISSUE INSIDE: NATURALLY HEALTHY Roam, Roam on the Range

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