Photos: Panelists, Speakers Talk About the Future of Food
May 5, 2011 – U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Georgetown faculty and many of the world’s leading experts on food sustainability during the May 4 Future of Food conference in Gaston Hall.
The Prince of Wales talked about sustainable agriculture during the morning portion of the conference. Other guests included Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation; Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), a third generation farmer; and Wendell Berry, winner of The National Humanities Medal.
Laura Anderko, Georgetown's Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, moderated a panel on the “Future of International Food” during the conference.
Timothy Beach, Georgetown’s Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and International Affairs and a professor of geography and geoscience, talked about soil function and soil fertility research in Central America at the panel discussion.
The daylong conference, hosted by Washington Post Live, examined American and international food production and how the industry is changing in response to demand for healthier and more natural food as well as trends in agriculture.