Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2015)-- As the world’s population continues to climb, so does food demand and pressure to find sustainable solutions for production and nutrition, leaving growers, producers, and consumers to rethink food from all angles. This week, The Atlantic Food Summit will convene food policy authorities, wildlife and sustainability advocates, and top chefs to address the issues surrounding the changing face of food. The event will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 8am to noon, at Teddy & The Bully Bar in Washington, D.C.

Speakers include US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Honest Tea “TeaEO” Seth Goldman; World Food Program USA Chairman Hunter Biden; Erik Bruner-Yang, Chef and Owner of the D.C. restaurant Toki Underground; and Michel Nischan, James Beard Award-winning chef and co-founder of Wholesome Wave.

Across the morning, The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons, Mary Louise Kelly, and Corby Kummer will engage speakers and attendees on topics ranging from the sustainability gap and using cafeterias to face nutrition challenges in schools, to the role of the media when it comes to food science, the future of farming, and more.

Join the conversation on social media with @Atlantic_LIVE and #AtlanticFood. Media interested in RSVPing for the event or wishing to learn more should contact Sydney Simon (ssimon@theatlantic.com; 202.266.7338). For those unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live online: www.theatlantic.com/live/events/food-summit/2015/.

This is the fourth installment of The Atlantic Food Summit, following iterations in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Elanco is a presenting underwriter and Nestlé is a supporting underwriter. Elanco President Jeff Simmons will present a sponsor content session as part of this program.

Event Details:

WHAT: The Atlantic Food Summit is a half-day gathering exploring global scarcity, food education, the changing face of farming, and more.
WHEN: Thursday, October 29 // 8 AM. - 12 PM. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Teddy & The Bully Bar; 1200 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
SOCIAL MEDIA: @Atlantic_LIVE,  #AtlanticFood
WEBSITE & LIVE STREAM: www.theatlantic.com/live/events/food-summit/2015/

(**Please note that all speakers and times are subject to change**)

8:00 AM: Guest Arrival and Registration

8:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE

8:35 AM: View from the Hill: National Policy on Childhood Nutrition

  • Debbie Stabenow, Senator (D-MI), U.S. Senate
  • ​Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

8:55 AM: Using Cafeterias as Classrooms

  • Robert Wood, Washington, D.C. Region Leader, MicroGreens
  • Beatriz Zuluaga, Food and Nutrition Director, CentroNía
  • ​Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

9:20 AM: Sponsor Content Segment, Presented by Elanco

  • Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco

9:35 AM: The Sustainability Gap

  • Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Food and Markets, World Wildlife Fund
  • Seth Goldman, CEO, Honest Tea
  • Michel Nischan, James Beard award-winning chef; CEO and Co-Founder, Wholesome Wave
  • ​Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

10:15 AM: Atlantic Video: “If Our Bodies Could Talk: The Future of Protein Will Not Be Animal Meat”

10:20 AM: Remarks by Paul Bakus, President of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé

10:25 AM: Demonstration: A Matter of (Super)taste

  • John Bohannon, Journalist, Science
  • With: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

10:30 AM: In Headlines We Trust: Dietary Science and the Media

  • Roberto Ferdman, Journalist, Washington Post
  • Nina Teicholz, Investigative Journalist and Author, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”
  • ​Moderator: John Bohannon, Journalist, Science

11:00 AM: The Changing Face of Farming

  • Anita Adalja, Farm Manager, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Hunter Biden, Board Chairman, World Food Program USA
  • John Boyd, President and Founder, National Black Farmers Association
  • Randy Russell, Partner, The Russell Group
  • ​Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

11:40 AM: Chefs in the City: A Rising Star Chef on DC’s Unlikely Culinary Culture

  • Erik Bruner-Yang, Chef and Owner, Toki Underground & Maketto
  • Moderator: Corby Kummer, Food Writer, The Atlantic

12:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Guest Departure

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