Feeding Future Generations

October 13, 2011
Washington, DC


Join The Atlantic and our underwriter The Beef Checkoff  on October 13, 2011 for a discussion about the challenges of feeding our global population while decreasing the environmental footprint of food production. 

Our 21st century challenge to raise enough food to feed a growing global population is complex—we must increase food production, while decreasing the environmental footprint of agriculture. Feeding future generations in a way that preserves our natural resources will require new, innovative crop and livestock production methods. As the population continues to rapidly expand, how can the food industry, including the beef industry, continue to provide safe, high-quality, and nutritious foods, in a way that does not strain our natural resources?

To explore this topic further, we’re bringing together a panel of experts to engage in a discussion, “Feeding Future Generations: Supporting Sustainable Global Food Production” in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 13. Recognizing we can’t bring everyone together in-person, we’ll be live-streaming the event below. You can also submit questions during the conversation to the AtlanticLIVE Twitter feed or follow the conversation on Twitter with the #AtlanticFFG hashtag.  


Watch the live video from the event!


Keynote Conversation - Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman

Moderated by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic



Panel Discussion – "Sustainable Food Production"

Moderated by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

And Featuring:

  • Steve Foglesong, Owner and Rancher, Black Gold Ranch
  • Suzy Friedman, Deputy Director, Working Lands, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Tony Hall, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger


Student Response Panel

Moderated by: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

And Featuring:

  • Aaron Adalja, University of Maryland, Doctoral Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Josephine Chu, American University, Master of Arts Candidate in Global Environmental Policy
  • Michael DeTerra, Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and filmographer
  • Micaela Samodelov, American University, Bachelor of Arts Candidate in International Studies, and Undergraduate Assistant in Global Environmental Politics Program

With Thanks to Our Underwriter

Presented by

Atlantic Live


  • Steve Foglesong
    Steve Foglesong Owner and Rancher Black Gold Ranch
  • Suzy Friedman
    Suzy Friedman Deputy Director, Working Lands Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dan Glickman
    Dan Glickman Former Secretary of Agriculture; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; and Director of Congressional Programs, The Aspen Institute Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Tony Hall
    Tony Hall Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger; Former Representative of Ohio and US Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization The Alliance to End Hunger

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