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The Prince of Wales to Deliver Keynote at “The Future of Food” Conference hosted by Washington Post Live:
and key executives from Stonyfield Farms, General Mills, Applegate Farms, and Bon Appetit
convene to discuss the future of food production
Washington, D.C.—April 26, 2011—The Prince of Wales will give the keynote address at “The Future of Food” conference, hosted by Washington Post Live at Georgetown University, May 4. The conference will bring together top corporate executives, community leaders, and government officials in the sustainability movement. The discussion will focus on how to make the world’s food system more resilient, reduce its harmful impact on the environment, and ensure that healthy food becomes available to everyone.
Among those attending will be Wendell Berry, the novelist, poet and pioneer of the organic movement; Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation”; Sam Kass, White House Chef; U.S. Senator Jon Tester; Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner, FDA; Gary Hirschberg, the CEO of Stonyfield Farms; Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill; Will Allen, the founder of Growing Power; Susan Crockett, vice president and senior technology officer for health and nutrition at General Mills; and many other leading figures in the food and sustainability movement.
“The Future of Food conference brings together an incredible group of leaders to discuss an issue that affects everyone. We’re delighted to be hosting another forum that invites thoughtful conversation about an important global issue,” said Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live.
His Royal Highness is a long-time advocate of local, organic, and sustainable food production. As the keynote speaker, he will address the issue of long-term agricultural sustainability and the importance of promoting ecosystem resilience.
Patrick Holden, Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, who will be speaking at the conference and who worked closely with Prince Charles during Mr. Holden’s term as Director of the U.K. Soil Association said, “The Prince of Wales has rightly emerged as the leading global authority on this theme through his vision and leadership in consistently highlighting the importance of sustainable agriculture over more than 25 years. It is so timely that this conference is taking place at the very moment when there is an emerging global consensus about the need for fundamental changes to our food systems. There could be no better person to highlight the need for increased food security and resilience against a background of climate change, resource depletion and population growth.”
The conference will be live-streamed on washingtonpostlive.com/conferences/food from Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. An agenda will also be listed on the site the week of the conference. Following the conference, video highlights will be available online.