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    Consumer Trends and the Food System

    Panelists talked about the food industry and consumer trends. They used PowerPoint presentations as they discussed how millennials were shaping the nation’s food system. …

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    Government Nutrition Programs

    Agriculture Under Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon talked about government programs for fighting hunger such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

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    White House Healthy Food Initiatives

    Sam Kass, White House senior nutrition policy adviser, talked about first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative which he was directing. He said the initiative…

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    Consumer Holiday Spending Survey

    The Consumer Federation of America and Credit Union National Association unveiled their annual consumer survey on holiday spending plans. Stephen Brobeck said that more than half of…

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    Obesity in the United States

    Kevin Concannon and Williams Dietz talked about nutrition and America’s growing obesity problem. They focused on nutrition and America’s growing obesity problem.

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    Mike Taylor Remarks

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Food Commissioner Michael Taylor spoke at the Consumer Federation of America food policy conference. In response to criticisms that the Obama…

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    Consumer Protection Issues

    Former Treasury Department official Michael Barr spoke about consumer protection issues, including credit cards late fees and rate increases. In his comments he said that leaders in…

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    Future of Consumer Communications

    Panelists talked about how communication has changed with the presence of the Internet, mobile devices and social networking. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Government Consumer Mortgage Loan Proposals

    Panelists spoke about proposed mortgage and lending regulations. They also talked about the many reports of mortgage broker and lender abuses against borrowers which led Congressional…

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    Government Role in Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

    Participants spoke about mortgage foreclosure trends and estimates that eventually up to eight million families will lose their homes. Lenders and the federal government have created…

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    Secretary Donovan Remarks on Financial Services Conference

    Shaun S. Donovan, Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spoke on the housing mortgage crisis. A new task force was introduced to monitor lending…

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    Financial Institutions Role in Promoting Consumer Savings

    Panelists Cutler Dawson and Erin Constantine talked about consumer attitudes toward automatic savings, innovative bank initiatives, and ways to create a virtuous cycle of consumer banking…

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    National Food Policy Conference, Afternoon Session

    Panelists spoke about food safety and regulation in relation to the childhood nutrition re-authorization. They also talked about legislation passed in the House and being considered in…

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    National Food Policy Conference, Part 1

    Panelists spoke about food safety and regulation. They also talked about legislation passed in the House and being considered in the Senate that would give the Food and Drug…

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    Consumers and Food Safety

    Dr. Margaret Hamburg spoke about food safety and nutrition, as well as policies designed to better prioritize federal intervention and enforcement of safety regulations. She…

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    Conference on Financial Services

    The Consumer Federation of America held an annual conference on financial services to keep consumer advocates and educators informed about banking, insurance, investment, and real estate…

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    Mortgage Forclosures

    Allen Fishbeing moderated a panel discussion with Frank Ford, Faith Schwartz, and Alys Cohen on mitigating the impact of mortgage foreclosures on consumers. Topics included outreach…

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    Consumer Financial Services

    Representative Barney Frank was the luncheon keynote speaker at the Consumer Federation of America annual conference on financial services to keep consumer advocates and educators informed…

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    Role of Government in Home Ownership

    Barry Zigas moderated the third panel of the Consumer Federation of America annual conference on financial services, titled “Sustainable Homeownership: Future Role of…

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    World Food Crisis

    Raymond Offenheiser spoke about the world food crisis, rising costs of commodities, economic conditions, and efforts to feed the hungry. He offered perspectives on the roots of the…

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