Food has always been a major topic among nutritionists and farmers and U.S. corporations looking for agricultural subsidies, but lately it’s become a source of concern and confusion for politicians and the general public, which has gradually come to realize the ugly consequences of the American diet and agricultural systems. Many of the best and most passionate voices in food nutrition, food policy and food production will gather together today for “The Future of Food” conference at Georgetown University to see if they can figure out how the world will feed itself in the future without killing off the environment (or even a good number of the people through antibiotic resistance).
Among the speakers will be author Eric Schlosser of “Fast Food Nation” fame, organic pioneer and National Humanities Medal winner Wendell Berry and even the Prince of Wales, who’s been a supporter of organic farming long before it became trendy. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m., and we’ll be there to cover it all. We’ll be Tweeting from the conference and streaming live right to your desktop. Check in with us all day long and join the #eatwell conversation on twitter.
You can see a real-time video stream from the conference starting at 9 a.m.