Wednesday, August 08, 2007

National Food Policy Conference, Sep. 27-28

The Consumer Federation of America's annual National Food Policy Conference will take place Sep. 27-28 in Washington, DC. The program (.pdf) includes breakout sessions on food safety, childhood obesity, biofuels, and nutrition policy in cities and states, plus keynote speeches by leading Farm Bill figures, House Agriculture Committee chair Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns. Two years ago, I enjoyed participating in this conference as part of a debate with Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, former U.S. Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX), and David Beckmann of Bread for the World.