Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Food Summit’

Former Sen. Tom Daschle on How to Feed the World

This video was shot at the Atlantic Food Summit, which Y&H blogged about earlier this month. Personally, I'm not sure I've ever seen so many wonks in one room, but they were all smart and opinionated (kind of like journalists but in better clothes) and had all sort of ideas on how to fix the world's food […]

Front of Package Labeling: Will It Help Reduce Obesity?

One of the recurring topics at the Atlantic Food Summit today was front-of-package labeling, with its promise of giving consumers a quick reference on whether the food in question is healthy or not. The label could be a grading system or a color-coded system. It might even be a simple statement of calories per serving […]

How Well Do You Know the FDA?

Here's a question that popped up today during a panel discussion on the "Next Era of Food Safety" at the Atlantic Food Summit at the Newseum: Does the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have the authority to demand a recall when peanut butter or bagged spinach or jalapenos (or pick your favorite contaminated product) is […]

FDA Commissioner: We Need to Take a ‘Farm to Table’ Approach to Food Safety

Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was the keynote speaker this morning at the Atlantic Food Summit at the Newseum. In her opening remarks, she addressed a wide range of issues, including revising the outdated, 70-year-old food safety laws and revamping product labels to make it easier for consumers to make healthy choices […]

Y&H to Live Blog from the Atlantic Food Summit

Y&H doesn't usually have his first cup of coffee by 8 a.m., but today, I'll be awake, caffeinated, and confabbing away at the Newseum, where The Atlantic is hosting its Food Summit, which starts at the ungodly time of 8:20 a.m. I will attempt to live blog the event, if the coffee keeps flowing and […]