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How to fix what’s wrong with the food system in America? The new Food Tank, a nonprofit think tank, tackles the question at “We Can Change the Food System, Chicago!” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Piazza Bella in Roscoe Village.

The program will discuss potential solutions to today’s food issues. Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg and more than a dozen Chicago-area food policy analysts, chefs, food activists, entrepreneurs, and others will share their perspectives on food, nutrition and agricultural issues.

Tickets, $25 in advance and $35 at the door, include food from Piazza Bella, wine and beer.

Speakers include: Cortney Ahern, Slow Food Chicago;Roland Calupe, Spiaggia; Stephen Clark, Kitchen Community; Greg Christian, Green Chef; Lisa Eakman, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Allison Forrer, Cooking Matters; Shayna Harris, MARS; Todd Jones, Every Last Morsel; Karen Lehman, Fresh Taste; Felipe Tendick Matesanz, Restaurant Opportunities Center (Chicago); Sheelah Muhammed, food activist; Dan Schnitzer, Academy for Global Citizenship; Alan Shannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Claire Tinley, Real Food Real Jobs / UNITE HERE Local 1.