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  • emHungerem
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    Hunger

    Roxane Gay talked about Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, a book on the impact of her body and self-image on her life. Professor Gay spoke with Aminatou Sow, digital strategist and Co-founder…

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    Ray & Joan

    Lisa Napoli talked about her book Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, a biography of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s franchise, and…

    423 views
  • History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines
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    History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines

    Professor Ruth MacDonald talked about the history of nutritional standards and government dietary guidelines. She described the shift from preventing disease to promoting optimum health…

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  • Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference Afternoon Session
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    Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference, Afternoon Session

    The afternoon portion of the Consumer Federation of America annual food policy conference featured a keynote address from Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition…

    109 views
  • FDA Commissioner Nominee Scott Gottlieb Defends Against Accusations of Conflicts of Interest
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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

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  • Consumer Federation of America Hosts Food Policy Conference
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    Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference, Morning Session

    The morning session of the Consumer Federation of America’s annual food policy conference featured a keynote address from Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) on hunger in the U.S. and his…

    135 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Genetically Modified Foods
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    Genetically Modified Foods

    Food and agricultural experts talked about the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and environmental sustainability. Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, are a…

    310 views
  • National Governors Association Holds Winter Meeting
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Childhood Hunger Forum

    This session of National Governors Association annual winter meeting focused on childhood hunger. Three panelists spoke to the governors and their spouses about initiatives at the state and…

    697 views
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    Cuisine and Empire

    Historians talked about the relationship between food and societies throughout world history. Using Rachel Laudan’s book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History as a starting point, they…

    259 views
  • Ezra Edelman and David Chang Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

    88 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Food Marketing to Children
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    Regulation of Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about the constitutional and regulatory frameworks that govern marketing to children. They focused on both the opportunities and constraints for legal responses to unhealthy food…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Science Behind Food Marketing to Children
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    Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about science behind marketing food to children, including via TV, the internet, and through product branding. They also spoke about the relationship between food marketing and…

    285 views
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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

    825 views
  • Heinz Company
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    Heinz Company

    Andy Masich talked about the origins of the H.J. Heinz Company. Mr. Masich explained that although the company is known for its ketchup, its first product was horseradish. Mr. Masich also talked about how H.J.…

    133 views
  • Washington Journal Kathryn Miles on Preventing Foodborne Illness
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    Foodborne Illness Prevention

    Kathryn Miles talked about her recent Pacific Standard piece, “Spoiler Alert.” In the piece she detailed the food inspection process and examined the difficulty of controlling foodborne illnessl. This…

    232 views
  • Food Policy
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    Food Policy

    To mark the 20th anniversary of New York University’s Food Studies program, the university hosted a panel discussion on the food movement in the United States. Panelists included David Kamp, the…

    140 views
  • Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Discuss the Supreme Courts Food Traditions
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    Supreme Court Food Traditions

    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor shared stories about the Supreme Court’s food traditions, including the justices' food preferences and topics of conversation at shared…

    1,469 views
  • National Governors Association Holds Discussion on Agriculture
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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Agriculture Panel

    A discussion on food and agriculture policy included Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who talked about his department’s programs aimed at helping to help develop sustainable…

    63 views
  • Food and Public Health Panel 4
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    Food and Public Health, Panel 4

    Former heads of the Food and Drug Administration, and the Departments of Health and Humans Services as well as Agriculture talked about food production and safety in the U.S. “Produce: Considering…

    115 views
  • President Obama Delivers Remarks at Global Development Summit
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    White House Global Development Summit

    President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Global Development. He talked about the impact of investments in education, health care, and food security.

    554 views
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