Food Summit

The Atlantic Food Summit

October 29, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The fourth installment of The Atlantic Food Summit focused on the real-world implications of the sustainable food movement. We convened food policy authorities, advocates and chefs to discuss the challenges facing local and international nutritional landscapes.

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Atlantic Live



Note: All times are ET

8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic, and President, AtlanticLIVE

8:35 a.m.  National Policy on Childhood Nutrition: A View from the Hill

  • Debbie Stabenow, Senator (D-MI), United States Senate
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

8:55 a.m.  Cafeterias as Classrooms

  • Robert Wood, Chef and Owner, EcoCaters DC
  • Beatriz Zuluaga, Food and Nutrition Director, CentroNía
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

9:20 a.m.  Sponsor Content Presented by Elanco

  • Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco

9:35 a.m.  The Sustainability Gap

  • Jason Clay, Executive Director, the Markets Institute, World Wildlife Fund
  • Seth Goldman, TeaEO, Honest Tea
  • Michel Nischan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Wholesome Wave
  • With Mary Louise Kelly

10:15 a.m.  Executive Remarks

  • Paul Bakus, President of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé

10:20 a.m.  Are You a Supertaster?

  • John Bohannon, Journalist, Science
  • With Steve Clemons

10:25 a.m. In Headlines We Trust: Dietary Science and the Media

  • Roberto Ferdman, Journalist, Washington Post
  • Nina Teicholz, Investigative Journalist and Author
  • With John Bohannon, Journalist, Science

11:00 a.m.  The Changing Face of Farming

  • Anita Adalja, Farm Manager, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Hunter Biden, Chairman of the Board, World Food Program USA
  • John Boyd, President and Founder, National Black Farmers Association
  • Randy Russell, President, The Russell Group
  • With Steve Clemons

11:35 a.m. An Atlantic Video from the Series If Our Bodies Could Talk
“The Future of Protein Will Not Be Animal Meat”

11:40 a.m.  Chef in the City

  • Erik Bruner-Yang, Chef and Owner, Toki Underground, Maketto
  • With Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

12:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith


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