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    Recovering Wasted Food

    Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food recovery. Speakers included the former president of Trader Joe’s who opened a…

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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world.  “The Human Right to Food” was…

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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Book Discussion on Hometown Appetites

    Cynthia Harris, co-author of Hometown Appetites, talked about the largely forgotten American food writer Clementine Paddleford, who by the 1950s and 1960s had built a readership of 12…

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    School Lunches: Healthier Hunger-Free Kids

    School Lunches: Healthier Hunger-Free Kids was one of the first prize high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by…

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    SNAP to it America

    SNAP to it America was one of the second place high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Nicholas Fechner-Mills, Jack…

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    Food Safety Laws

    Chris Young and Erin Quinn talked about a legal loophole in U.S. food safety law that allowed companies to add new ingredients to food without a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety…

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    White House Kitchen Garden Planting

    First lady Michelle Obama was seen with students planting the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House as part of her broader initiative to promote healthy eating.

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    History of Presidential Drinking

    Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking, talked about the drinking habits of American presidents and how alcohol has…

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    Margaret Hamburg Remarks

    Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety,…

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    National School Lunch Program

    Kevin Concannon talked about the National School Lunch Program, which was up for reauthorization in 2015, and calls from members of Congress to change the program’s nutritional…

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    Book Discussion on The Meaty Truth

    Amy-Lee Goodman talked about her book The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment-and Who Is Responsible, in which she a critical look at America’s food…

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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

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Michael Landa testified at a hearing on the regulation of genetically modified food ingredients. In the second panel, advocates and…

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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 controversy surrounding genetically modified foods, their safety, and use in the U.S. Topics included efforts to better…

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