Join the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) on Thursday, Nov. 15 for The Food Dialogues: New York. Farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media will meet for in-depth conversations on today’s most provocative topics concerning food and its production – antibiotics, biotechnology, and media, marketing and healthy food choices.
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Panelists – As of October 4, 2012:
The Media, Marketing and Healthy Choices panel will examine how the media’s coverage of food and its health benefits has impacted consumer choice. This discussion also will address what more can be done to answer Americans’ questions about how their food is grown and raised. Expert panelists include:
Tracie McMillan, author, The American Way of Eating
Debbi Beauvais, RD, SNS, New York School Nutrition President and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson
Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau
Craig McNamara, California organic farmer
- Richard Ball, New York vegetable farmer
Carolyn O’Neil, MS, WebMD, RD
For the Your Toughest Questions Answered on Antibiotics and Your Food panel, experts will discuss antibiotics and its use and application in animal agriculture. USFRA has secured:
- Barb Determan, Pork Producer (Iowa), Heartland Marketing Group
Dr. Christine Hoang, DVM, MPH, CPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Scientific Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association
- Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives, Consumers Union
Keith Ayoob, pediatric nutritionist, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Dr. Karen Jordan, Brush Creek Swiss Farms, North Carolina – dairy farmer and veterinarian
Your Toughest Questions Answered on Biotechnology (GMOs) and Your Food panel will include experts who are well-versed in the use of biotech seeds, including the benefits and concerns related to long-term health and food labeling including:
Dr. Bob Goldberg, plant molecular biologist currently using genomics to identify all of the genes required to “make a seed”, UCLA
Jerry Slocum, Mississippi soybean farmer
Dr. Julie Howard, Chief Scientist, Food Security, USAID
Gregory Jaffe, Director of Biotechnology, CSPI
- Fred Kirschenmann, president of the board of directors, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and distinguished fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University
- Cheryl Rogowski, New York organic farmer
In addition to the panel discussions, USFRA has plans to announce farmers and ranchers who are finalists for its Faces of Farming and Ranching program.
There is no charge to attend The Food Dialogues: New York. To RSVP for this event or sign-up to receive more information, please click here.