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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced the replacement speakers for former Vice President Al Gore, who, it was reported here on MNB on Monday, pulled out of his long-scheduled keynote address for “personal reasons.”

Marc Gunther, senior writer at Fortune magazine and author or co-author of five books, including “Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business,” will examine the growing power of going green and how companies are linking their business goals to improved environmental strategies.

Chip Heath, columnist for FastCompany and co-author of the current BusinessWeek best-seller, “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die,” will show how companies can tell their story in a way that resonates with shoppers, employees and the community, becoming part of the larger marketplace of ideas.

These presentations are sponsored by FMI, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and Organic Trade Association.
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