August 23, 2009
Vilsack, Hamburg to speak at National Food Policy Conference September 8-9
Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will be providing keynote addresses at the 32nd Annual National Food Policy Conference, September 8-9, 2009, in Washington, DC.
From the conference website:
For 32 years, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, government and the food industry. It is a key national gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy. The conference is coordinated by the Consumer Federation of America, in cooperation with the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
This year's conference will focus on food safety and child nutrition, two issues that have become critical concerns in recent months both domestically and internationally. This year’s conference will explore food safety reform at the Food and Drug Administration, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and children’s health. Speakers and panelists will explore the connections between health policy and nutrition, how to regain consumer trust once it has been lost, and the implications of new media technologies on policy making, among other issues.
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