A group described as the largest and most diverse audience in the five-year history of the event gathered in Chicago for the Center for Food Integrity 2011 Food System Summit. “Food Choices - Challenges – Realities” was the theme for the Summit, attracting more than 200 people from across the U.S. as well as the UK and Canada.
The opening keynote delivered by Dr. Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund focused on the need to produce more food using fewer resources if we are going to be able to feed a rapidly growing global population.
The closing keynote presentation came from Joe Quinn, Walmart, senior director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach, who discussed the pressures food merchants face today and discussed the company’s responsible food approach.
Breakout sessions featured panel discussions addressing Food Animal Well-Being, Food Safety, Nutrition and Health, and Technology and Innovation.
In closing remarks, CFI’s Charlie Arnot addressed the choices available to the food system during a time of seemingly constant change.
Thanks to our sponsors and to all who attended for making this year’s Summit a success!
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Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity
Those who attended the 2011 Food System Summit got an early in-depth look at CFI Consumer Trust in the Food System research. CEO Charlie Arnot told the audience about the decision to target a segment of the population known as Early Adopters. Click below to listen to the presentation:
Producing More, Using Less
Dr. Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund delivered a keynote presentation on what’s ahead for the planet if we don’t start producing more food using fewer resources. Click below to listen to the presentation:
Food Animal Well-Being breakout session
The changing environment surrounding farm animal housing issues dominated discussion in a breakout session on Food Animal Well-Being during the recent Center for Food Integrity Food System Summit in Chicago. Click below for audio highlights:
Food Safety breakout session
At the 2011 Center for Food Integrity Food System Summit the topic of Food Safety was addressed at one of four breakout sessions. Pesticide use in food production was discussed by a pair of leading experts. Click below for audio highlights:
Nutrition and Health breakout session
Increased public attention on nutrition and health issues was discussed at the 2011 Center for Food Integrity Food System Summit. Specific topics ranged from the demonization of technology used by today’s food producers to the benefits of a plant-based diet. Click below for audio highlights:
Technology and Innovation breakout session
Communicating with a consuming public wary of technological advances in food production was the topic during a session at the 2011 Center for Food Integrity Food System Summit. Click below for audio highlights: