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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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    Food and Climate Change

    Speakers talked about food policy, sustainability, and climate change. Christiana Wyly used slides as she talked about water and land resources used for livestock and argued that…

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    Book Discussion on Organic

    Peter Laufer talked about his book Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling, in which he investigates the truth behind food labels. In his book,…

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    Book Discussion on The Chain

    Ted Genoways talked about his book, The Chain: Farm, Factory, ad the Fate of Our Food, in which he discusses the state of the American meatpacking industry. In the book, he takes an…

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    Genetically Modified Food

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of genetically modified food ingredients.

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    Book Discussion on Forks

    Allan Karl talked about his book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. The book, part travelogue, part photo…

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    Dr Pepper Museum

    Executive Director Jack McKinney gave a tour of the Dr Pepper Museum and talked about the soft drink that was invented in Waco, Texas, in 1885. In 1891, the creators of the drink started…

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    Genetically Modified Foods

    Carey Gillam talked by remote video from Kansas City, Missouri, about the debate over genetically modified foods, their safety, and use in the U.S. Topics included efforts to better label…

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    First Family at Thanksgiving Service Event

    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Sasha and Malia, and Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marion Robinson, participated in a service event at a food bank to mark…

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    Representative Boehner's Turkey Brine Recipe

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released a video from his home showing his recipe for brining a turkey.

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    Calorie Labeling Rules for Menus and Vending Machines

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and other FDA officials held a teleconference about two new calorie labeling rules for menus and vending machines that…

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    Meals for Impoverished Children

    Chief Executive Officer Billy Shore talked about Share Our Strength’s initiative for federal and state-funded school meals for children growing up in poverty. C-SPAN Radio’s…

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    Book Discussion on Food Politics

    Marion Nestle talked about her book, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, about the power and influence of the food industry in the United States. This…

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    Food Security

    Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman talked about the influence and effects of the American political system on food security. He called food security one of “the biggest…

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    History of Cheese Making

    Wisconsin cheese makers talked about their experiences making cheese, how the industry has changed, and what sets Wisconsin cheeses apart. Fourth generation cheese maker Adam Scray…

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    Book Discussion on Pandora's Lunchbox

    Melanie Warner talked about her book, Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, in which she talks about processed foods and their health effects.…

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    Food Safety

    Female food activists and filmmakers talked about the dangers of pesticides, genetically modified food, and preserving the Earth’s soil.

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Drink Up Initiative

    First lady Michelle Obama announced seven more companies supporting her “Drink Up” initiative, which encouraged Americans to ingest more water to improve their health.

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    St. Louis Brewing History

    Sharon Smith talked about the Lemp Brewing Company, at one time the largest brewer in St. Louis, and how prohibition brought an end to its success. The closing of Lemp brewing…

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