News Advisory: The Future of Food: 2050

Food Thought Leaders Share Their Visions on Food Day


The Future of Food: 2050 is the marquee national conference for Food Day, the nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The conference will convene top food movement thought leaders to share their predictions on the future of the American food system. Hosted by Representative Chellie Pingree and with welcoming remarks by Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and founder of Food Day, the conference will include a panel on diet and food moderated by April Fulton of NPR and a panel on agriculture led by food writer Jane Black.

Who: Speakers include Eric Meade of the Institute for Alternative Futures; Andrea Thomas, Senior VP for Sustainability at Walmart; Dr. David Katz of Yale University Prevention Research Center; Catherine Badgley, professor of sustainable agriculture at University of Michigan; A.G. Kawamura, farmer and former California Secretary of Agriculture; and Danielle Nierenberg, Director of the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project

What: Panel discussions on diet and food, and agriculture

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
5:00 pm Reception at the Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building
6:15 to 8:30 pm Conference Program, Capitol Visitor Center

Where: United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Why: Food should be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for farm animals, the environment, and the men and women who grow, harvest and serve it. The Future of Food: 2050 will connect the Food Day priorities of today with the improved food environment of the future.

RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Clare Politano by October 23.

Coordinated by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is led by a diverse advisory board of nutrition experts, policymakers, public health advocates, and agricultural innovators. Food Day is a great opportunity for the news media to cover food-related issues such as health, sustainable agriculture, farmworker justice, and animal welfare.

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Contact Jeff Cronin (jcronin[at] or Ariana Stone (astone[at]