Food Security

On the Future of Food: Discussing Reform and the Resistance to Change

March 9, 2012

In the second of two conversations centered on food (check out our talk from earlier the same day on the role of low-wage food service workers in our economy), former Agriculture Secretary and current Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program Dan Glickman moderates a discussion on “The Future of Food.”

Inspired by and marking the release of a book built around the speech delivered His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 2011 on sustainability and the food supply, this conversation featured a panel of leading thinkers on the food and ecology movement: Slow Food USA president Josh Viertel, Applegate Farms Founder and CEO Stephen McDonnell, and Robert Lawrence, MD of the Center for a Livable at Johns Hopkins University.

The conversation ranged from antibiotics use in food to the cost of reforming the way we eat today and into the future. A former legislator as well as Agriculture Secretary, Glickman challenged the panel to make policy recommendations for the near-term:

Watch the complete conversation.