Digging in with Jack Bobo, TNC's Food & Water Policy Expert
We're excited to have Jack Bobo featured on our podcast. As The Nature Conservancy's newly appointed Director of Global Food & Water Policy, Jack is tasked with formulating practices and policies that strike the very delicate balance between land conservation and feeding a growing population. This challenging task aims to unite farmers and food producers with conservation organizations across the globe to find solutions for mutual growth. During this podcast, we learn the ins and outs of this new role at TNC and the complex situations where one small change can have rippling global effects.
Prior to TNC, Jack Bobo served as CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company and is the author of the 2021 book, “Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices“. Recognized by Scientific American in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology, Jack is a global thought leader who has delivered more than 500 speeches in 50 countries on the future of food.
He previously served as the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Government Affairs at Intrexon Corporation. Prior to joining Intrexon, Jack worked at the U.S. Department of State for thirteen years as a senior advisor for global food policy.
An attorney with a scientific background, Jack received a J.D., M.S. in Environmental Science, B.S. in biology and B.A. in psychology and chemistry, all from Indiana University.