October 4, 2012 - 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.| The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Future of Food Illinois

This Washington Post Live forum in Chicago will bring together key public figures, experts, and stakeholders for a discussion on food security in the 21st century. The forum will address questions about how to increase access to healthy, affordable food, the impact of the drought, as well as innovations to increase agricultural productivity.

Video

Muhammad on encouraging children to eat healthy

Muhammad on encouraging children to eat healthy

Sheelah Muhammad, co-creator of Fresh Moves Mobile Market, discusses ways in which her mobile produce market encourages children to eat fruit instead of junk food.
Tim Andriesen on the impact of the drought on food prices

Tim Andriesen on the impact of the drought on food prices

Tim Andriesen of the CME group discusses the effect of the drought on food prices and agricultural productivity.
Lee: Hunger is a distribution problem

Lee: Hunger is a distribution problem

David Lee of Feeding America says hunger is a distribution problem - of food, power, land resources, and access to markets.
Full discussion: Future of Food Illinois

Full discussion: Future of Food Illinois

Washington Post Live’s forum on food security in Chicago, Illinois.

Speakers

Tim Andriesen

Tim Andriesen

Managing Director, Agricultural Commodities, CME Group

Sheelah Muhammad

Sheelah Muhammad

Co-creator, Fresh Moves Mobile Market; Co-founder, Food Desert Action

Rochelle Davis

Rochelle Davis

President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign

David Lee

David Lee

Director of Advocacy, Feeding America

LaMar Hasbrouck

LaMar Hasbrouck

Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Kate Maehr

Kate Maehr

CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Editor, Washington Post Live