National Food Policy Conference 2011

34th Annual National Food Policy Conference

October 3 & 4, 2011

Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC


2011 FPC Conference Program

Program Addendum

Select Presentations:

(Note: not all panelists submitted presentations or prepared written remarks.)

Monday, October 3, 2011:

  • Perspectives: Pressures on our Global Food System: How Do We Feed 9 Billion People by 2050?
    • Jim Harkness, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (presentation)
    • Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute (presentation)
  • Breakout Panel: Reshaping the Farm Bill – What Are the Priorities?
    • Brittany Jablonsky, Government Relations Representative, National Farmers Union (1, 2)
  • Breakout Panel: Addressing Food Deserts: Can the Pennsylvania Model Work Nationally?
    • Tina N. Castro, Director, Impact Investing & Strategic Partnerships, The California Endowment (presentation)
    • Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania State Representative (presentation)
    • Patricia L. Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, The Reinvestment Fund (presentation)
  • Breakout Panel: Assuring the Safety of Imported Food
    • Michael C. Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affair, Cargill, Inc. (1, 2)
  • Breakout Panel: Should Consumers Bear the Cost of Farm Support Programs? The Case for Sugar and Dairy Policy Reform in the Farm Bill
    • Jack Roney, Director, Economics and Policy Analysis, American Sugar Alliance (presentation)
    • Ruth D. Saunders, Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association (1,2)
  • Breakout Panel: Nutrition Messaging and Food Marketing in the Digital World
    • Barbara Longo, Deputy Division Chief, Nutrition and Local Program Services, WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program (presentation)
  • Breakout Panel: Next Steps for Food Safety: Improving Meat and Poultry Safety

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:

  • Breakout Panel: The Costs and Impacts of Rising Food Prices
    • Eric Muňoz, Senior Agriculture Policy Advisor, Oxfam America (1 ,2 ,3)
    • Ron Trostle, Economist, Agricultural Policy & Models Branch, Economic Research Service (presentation)
  • Breakout Panel: Older Americans: Promoting Healthy, Safe and Sufficient Food for this Overlooked Population
    • Ashley Carson Cottingham, Staff Director, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging (presentation)
  • Keynote Address:
    • The Honorable Chellie Pingree, U.S. House of Representatives (presentation)
  • Keynote Address
    • Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (presentation)


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