James Beard Leadership Awards 2012: The 5 Leaders That Are Changing The Food Landscape

The James Beard Foundation has announced its annual Leadership Awards, which honor people that work in creating a more healthful, sustainable and safe food world. Now in its second year, the awards recognize specific outstanding initiatives as well as bodies of work and lifetime achievement.

The honorees were chosen by an advisory board comprised of a dozen of experts in various areas, as well as last year's recipients. The 2012 recipients will be honored at a dinner as part of the Foundation's third annual Food Conference on October 17, 2012. This year's theme is A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust.

Check out the recipients of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards:

James Beard Leadership Awards 2012