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The Prince of Wales to Deliver Keynote at 'The Future of Food' Conference Hosted by Washington Post Live

May 3, 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.

This all-day conference will bring together corporate executives, community leaders, and government officials in the sustainability movement and include Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” Sam Kass, White House Chef, and Wendell Berry, pioneer of the organic movement and winner of The National Humanities Medal. 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.

Media who are not credentialed are invited to watch the conference LIVE on beginning at 9:00 a.m. May 4. Following the conference, video highlights will be available online. To join the conversation on Twitter, please use the hashtags: #PostLive #EatWell.

Broadcast outlets are also invited to use a satellite feed of remarks by the Prince of Wales, courtesy of Georgetown University and Washington Post Live. Coordinates:

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Gaston Hall (Third Floor of Healy Hall)
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

9:00 a.m. | Welcome remarks by Chester Gillis, Dean, Georgetown University
Remarks by Stephen P. Hills, President of The Washington Post

9:05 a.m. | Panel I: Impact on Ordinary People
Opening remarks by Eric Schlosser, Author
•Will Allen, Founder and CEO, Growing Power
•Greg Asbed / Lucas Benitez, Co-Founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
•Cmdr. Heidi Blanck, Division Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
•Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
•Ronald M. Shaich, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Panera Bread
•Moderator: Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live

10:25 a.m. | John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University

10:30 a.m. | Keynote Address by The Prince of Wales

11:00 a.m. |  Break

11:30 a.m. | Panel II: Future of Agriculture
Opening remarks by Wendell Berry, Poet and Farmer
•Fedele Bauccio, Chief Executive, Bon Appétit Management Company
•Dennis Belcastro, Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs & Collaboration, Grocery Manufacturers Association
•Fred Kirschenmann, President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
•Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute
•Stephen McDonnell, CEO, Applegate Farms
•Moderator: Jane Black, Food Writer

12:45 p.m. | Lunch for conference attendees
•Dan Barber, Chef and Owner, Blue Hill
•Sam Kass, White House Chef
•Moderator: Joe Yonan, Food and Travel Editor, The Washington Post

2:15 p.m. | Panel III: Health and Nutrition
Opening remarks by Robert K. Ross, President, California Endowment
•Susan Crockett, Vice President, Senior Technology Officer, Health and Nutrition, General Mills
•Debra Eschmeyer, Outreach Director, National Farm to School Network
•Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, New York University
•Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food, FDA
•Moderator: Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live

3:15 p.m. | Panel IV: Future of International Food
Opening remarks by Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust
•Tim Beach, Professor of Environmental and International Affairs, Georgetown University
•Hans Herren, Chair, IAASTD
•Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farms
•Vandana Shiva, Director, Navdanya
•Moderator: Laura Anderko, Professor, Georgetown University

4:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks by U.S. Senator Jon Tester

*Conference agenda subject to change.

Coverage: Requests for credentials to cover morning session are closed. Media who wish to cover afternoon sessions should contact Katie Kemple ( or Rachel Pugh ( in advance. Press will need to present valid credentials on site to cover afternoon portions of the event.

Webcast: With the exception of lunch the entire conference will be streamed live on Additionally, the keynote address by The Prince of Wales will also be streamed at

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Media Contacts:
Rachel Pugh, Georgetown University

Katie Kemple, The Washington Post


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