2012 Marquee Event

The Future of Food: 2050


What will we be eating in the year 2050?  How will that food be produced?  Where is the food movement going?  Hosted by Representative Chellie Pingree, Food Day’s national marquee event conference on October 24, 2012 brought together forward-thinking experts on agriculture policy, nutrition, and sustainability to discuss the future of Americans’ diet and food system.


Conference Schedule:

Introduction: Dr. Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Founder of Food Day

Panel on Diet and Food

Moderator: April Fulton, editor of NPR's The Salt blog

  • Eric Meade, Vice President and Senior Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures
  • Dr. David L. KatzFounding Director, Yale University's Prevention Research Center; Principal Inventor, NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System currently offered in over 1,600 supermarkets throughout the U.S.
  • Andrea Thomas, SVP for sustainability, Walmart

Panel on Agriculture

Moderator: Jane Black, food writer and former Washington Post food reporter

  • Dr. Catherine Badgley, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
  • A.G. Kawamura, farmer (Orange County Produce, LLC), former California Secretary of Agriculture
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Director of the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project


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