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Bryant Terry

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Bryant Terry

Terry is an eco chef, food justice activist and the author of two books on healthy food and cooking: “Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy and Creative African-American Cuisine” and “Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen.” He traces his interest in food, farming and health to his grandparents who taught him how to grow, prepare and appreciate food, and today he’s working to build a more sustainable food system that provides people of all races and socioeconomic statuses with healthy and delicious food options. In 2002, Terry founded b-healthy, an initiative to empower youth to become more involved in developing a sustainable food system.