On April 26, 2011, The Atlantic hosted its second-annual Food Summit at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC, gathering over 300 attendees across a full day of programming and bringing leading authorities together to discuss the latest innovations, trends, and concerns in the food industry.
Please select from a player below to watch segments of the 2011 program:
Keynote Remarks by Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture
Discussion - Sustainable Agriculture
Moderated by Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
- Sarah Alexander, Director of the Environment Practice, The Keystone Center
- Nina Fedoroff, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Gary Hirshberg, Chief Executive Officer, Stonyfield Farm
- Molly Jahn, Professor at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Headline Interview with Sam Kass, White House Chef
Discussion - Global Food Safety, Access & Affordability
Moderated by James Gibney, Deputy Managing Editor, The Atlantic
- José Andrés, Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
- Franz Fischler, Former Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, The European Union
- Jim McGovern, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
Discussion - A Closer Look at Consumer Choice, Nutrition, and Policy
Moderated by Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
- Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health
- Jennifer Grossman, Senior Vice President, Dole Nutrition Institute
- Scott Kahan, Co-Director, George Washington University Weight Management Center
- Susan Neely, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Beverage Association
Headline Interview with Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, US Food, and Drug Administration
Headline Interview with Alice Waters, Chef, Founder and Owner of Chez Panisse
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