As the nation works to promote more sustainable food production, enhance government oversight over the food industry, and control the obesity epidemic, The Atlantic gathered food policy luminaries, notable chefs, and public health officials to shed light on these important themes.
Hosted on May 24, 2012 by Atlantic Senior Editor and James Beard award-winning food writer Corby Kummer, The Atlantic's third annual Food Summit featured important conversation on food production, consumption, and regulation. Event attendees, as well as those watching online, joined in the discussions using the hashtag #AtlanticFood. Atlantic editor Brian Fung recapped the Tweets. For highlights and insights from the event, visit Corby Kummer's blog post on TheAtlantic.com.
Headline Interview: Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Panel 1: Feeding A World of 9 Billion—Sustainably
Headline Interview - Mario Batali, Chef, Restaurateur, Author, and Television Personality
Panel 2: Learning at a Young Age: Childhood Nutrition and the Obesity Epidemic
Headline Interview: Kirsten Tobey, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Revolution Foods
Keynote Speech: Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
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