Ensuring a Healthy Food Supply
The 2004 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum focused on the connection between diet and health. Dr. Collins made an assessment of the… read more
The 2004 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum focused on the connection between diet and health. Dr. Collins made an assessment of the state of the U.S. farm economy and Dr. Penn discussed agriculture and global trade policy issues. Secretary Veneman gave the keynote address touching on implementing a verifiable national system of animal identification in response to mad cow disease and on global trade. She focused on the obesity crisis, how consumers looking for healthier food products affect agriculture, what people actually eat nutrition education, and revising the dietary guidelines. She answered questions from members of the audience. Mr. Cantalupo talked about the necessity for collaboration across all aspects of the food industry to ensure the safety of the food supply and to maintain consumer confidence. He talked about the development of a culture of cooperation at McDonalds in areas that concern customers.
The live airing of the event showed the audience for a few more minutes at the end. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- James R. Cantalupo Chairman and CEO McDonald's Corporation
- Keith Collins Chief Economist Department of Agriculture
- J. B. Penn Undersecretary Department of Agriculture->Farm Services
- Ann M. Veneman Secretary Department of Agriculture
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