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Alice Waters Wins WSJ's Humanitarian Innovator Award

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In a New York City ceremony that took place last night, Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters was awarded the Wall Street Journal Magazine's 2013 Innovator Award: Humanitarianism for her ongoing efforts to change Americans' relationship with food. Chef David Chang was on-hand to present the award to Waters, described in her induction video as a "leading light of the organic farm-to-table movement" who has left a "lasting humanitarian legacy" with her Edible Schoolyard program.

In an accompanying profile in the WSJ Magazine, writer Howie Kahn follows Waters' trajectory from her tomato-eating New Jersey roots to her travels in France, London, and Turkey, all of which formed Waters' worldview (complete with some great old-school photos of Waters from the Sorbonne and Chez Panisse's early days). Earlier today, Waters Tweeted an acknowledgment of the award, saying: "Honored to be one of the Wall St Journal's Innovators of the Year especially as I am in the company of people I admire so much."

Video: WSJ. Magazine 2013 Innovator Awards: Humanitarianism

· Alice Waters Makes the World a More Edible Place [WSJ Mag]
· WSJ. Magazine 2013 Innovator Awards: Humanitarianism [YouTube]
· All Alice Waters Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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