Martha Stewart and Mario Batali at Atlantic Food Summit


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I am moderating a chat today as part of a the larger Atlantic Food Summit that will stream live here starting at 1:00 pm EST.

I'll be moderating a panel at 1:30 pm titled "Feeding a World of Nine Billion -- Sustainably" with World Food Program CEO Rick Leach; National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak; Wellesley College professor Robert Paarlberg, Rodale Institute Executive Director Mark Smallwood, and Whole Living Executive Editor Jocelyn Zuckerman.

I'm just back from the Doha Forum where global food security was a key theme of the Qatar Emir's opener. Should be interesting.

Below the fold I have pasted the agenda for today's meeting. Atlantic Senior Editor Corby Kummer, one of the nation's great food commentators will be MCing most of the meeting -- and doing headline interviews with Martha Stewart (1 pm EST) and Mario Batali (2:30 pm EST). 

Schedule follows after link to extended page

The Atlantic Intelligence Series FOOD SUMMIT


1:05 PM HEADLINE INTERVIEW - Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Interviewed by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

1:35 PM PANEL DISCUSSION - Feeding a World of Nine Billion--Sustainably

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

• Rick Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Food Program USA
• Chris Novak, Chief Executive Officer, National Pork Board
• Robert Paarlberg, Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College and Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
• Mark Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute
• Jocelyn Zuckerman, Executive Editor, Whole Living, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

2:35 PM HEADLINE INTERVIEW - Mario Batali, Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Television Personality Interviewed by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

3:05 PM BREAK 3:20 PM PANEL DISCUSSION - Learning at a Young Age: Childhood Nutrition and the Obesity Epidemic

Moderator: Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

• Jennifer Grossman, Senior Vice President, Dole Nutrition Institute
• Gary Hall, Executive Director, World Fit Foundation
• Marilyn Knox, Chief Executive Officer, The Gerber Products Company, and Regional Business Head, Nestlé Infant Nutrition, North America
• Elaine Kolish, Vice President and Director, Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, Council of Better Business Bureaus
• Margo Wootan, Director, Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest

4:20 PM HEADLINE INTERVIEW - Kirsten Tobey, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Revolution Foods Interviewed by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

4:50 PM KEYNOTE SPEECH - Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture


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Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs. More

Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.

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