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Prince Charles to Attend Food Sustainability Conference

The Prince of Wales Prince Charles will address the issue of long-term agricultural sustainability and the importance of promoting ecosystem resilience during a May 4 speech. Photo by AP

May 2, 2011 – The Prince of Wales will give the keynote address at a sustainability conference at Georgetown May 4.

“The Future of Food,” hosted by Washington Post Live, will bring together top corporate executives, community leaders, academics and government officials to talk about the sustainability movement.

The Prince’s keynote address will be webcast live on Georgetown’s website at 10:30 a.m.

Two Georgetown faculty members are participating in the conference.

Longtime Advocate

Prince Charles is a longtime advocate of local, organic and sustainable food production. At Georgetown, he will address the issue of long-term agricultural sustainability and the importance of promoting ecosystem resilience.

The British royal family member also came to Georgetown in 2005 to attend a seminar on faith and social responsibility.

The discussion on May 4 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.

Georgetown Faculty

Moderating a conference panel on the future of international food is Laura Anderko, an associate professor and the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies.

The panel will include Timothy Beach, the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and International Affairs and a professor of geography and geoscience at Georgetown.

Other notable conference attendees include Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation;” Sam Kass, White House chef; and United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Mt.).

Key executives from Stonyfield Farms, General Mills and Applegate Farms also will participate in the conference.

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