[act-ma] 4/5 Power in the Global Food System at Tufts

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Tue Apr 3 14:46:04 PDT 2007

For more information, please contact <> elanor.starmer at tufts.edu
For media inquiries, please contact <> allison.quady at tufts.edu

For those that are close enough to join us at Tufts' Boston campus, 
please come for all or part of what should be a GREAT forum for 
hearing the latest expert opinions on food system issues and have 
discussion, food and drink with fellow foodies!

You are cordially invited to the second annual FOOD symposium:

Power in the Global Food System:

Mapping Food Production and Food Sovereignty

in the 21st Century

Thursday, April 5th

2:30-8:00 pm, with movie screening to follow

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

Free and Open to the Public! To register and for more info, please 

Sponsored by FOOD, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 
Tufts Institute of the Environment, FEAST, ESI and Slow Food USA
Organic Coffee generously donated by Equal Exchange
Reception ingredients generously provided by Whole Foods 

About the Symposium:

The second annual FOOD symposium will focus on changing power 
dynamics in the global food system and will explore the impact of 
these shifts on farmers and workers, consumers, rural communities, 
international trade, and agricultural markets. Two panels of experts 
will address the issues and outline community and public policy 
responses. The panels, Concentration and Industrialization in 
Domestic Food Production and Food Sovereignty, will feature a variety 
of perspectives on the theme. A keynote speaker will suggest ways for 
attendees to engage in action, research, and debate to shape the 
future of the global food system, with particular focus on the 
upcoming 2007 Farm Bill.

A reception with food and drink will follow the symposium; afterward, 
participants are invited to stay for a screening of the new 
independent film King Corn                    (<>www.kingcorn.net) 
and to talk with the filmmakers.

Symposium Schedule and Featured Speakers:

2:30-2:45: Welcome

2:45-3:45: Keynote Address 

Marge Kilkelly, Director of the Northeast States Association for 
Agricultural Stewardship, Council of State Governments

Talk title: "A Bountiful Harvest of Healthy Food and Agriculture 
Policies ? Dream or Possibility?"

3:45-5:15: Panel 1: Concentration in Domestic Food Production

Mary Hendrickson, Professor and Director of the Food Circles 
Networking Project, University of Missouri
Talk title: "Why Food System Consolidation Matters to Farmers and Consumers"

Peter Carstensen, Young-Bascom Professor of Law, University of 
Wisconsin Law School
Talk title: "Competition Law and Policy in Agriculture: Does it 
Facilitate or Control the Exploitation of Market Power?"

Guadalupe Gamboa, Program Officer for Workers Rights and Immigration 
Attorney, Oxfam America
Talk title: "Global Corporations, Global Workforce?Strategies for 
Protecting the Rights of US Food and Agricultural Workers in the New 
World Order"

5:15-5:30: Break

5:30-7:00: Panel 2: Food Sovereignty

Corrina Steward, Resource Rights Specialist, Grassroots International
Talk title:  "Introducting Food Sovereignty: Making the Connections 
for a Global Movement"

Ben Burkett, Director, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
Talk title: "From Mississippi to Mali: The Global Farmers' Movement 
for Food Sovereignty"

Steve Suppan, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Talk title: "Trade Policy Tools for Sustainable Food Sovereignty"

Ken Meter, President, Crossroads Resource Center
Talk title: "Does the US Truly Feed the World?  Should it Feed Itself First?"

For more information, please contact <> elanor.starmer at tufts.edu
For media inquiries, please contact <> allison.quady at tufts.edu  

We hope to see you there! 
Melissa Bailey
PhD Student
Agriculture, Food & Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Tufts University

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