Thursday, February 26, 2009

Policy Relevant Science for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Dr. Kitty Smith, Acting Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at USDA will be this semester’s Elton R. Smith Distinguished speaker.  Her seminar, “Policy Relevant Science for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources” will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 3:00 PM.  The location will be posted nearer the date.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Raw Milk Consumption: An Emerging Public Health Threat?

February 17, 2009 , 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive , Arlington, Virginia

This one-day symposium will explore the scientific risk and public health issues related to the human consumption of raw milk in the developed world. Subjects addressed will include current illness and outbreak data, dairy industry food safety practices, health claims related to raw milk consumption, legal and regulatory challenges as well as consumer perceptions. 

This symposium may be of special importance to those with interest in obtaining scientific information relating to the problems with raw milk consumption, and its impact on policy and public health.  The symposium is hosted by IAFP.
For symposium information please visit the following link:

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For more information on the IAFP Timely Topics Symposium please contact the Association office at 800.369.6337; 515.276.3344; fax: 515.276.8655, E-mail:; or Web site:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Conference: The Fight over Food: a Dinner Table Divided March 11-12

Held March 11 and 12 in the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University, the two-day conference includes meals prepared by the award-winning Kellogg Center staff, featuring many Michigan products.

Choices 2009—The Fight over Food: a Dinner Table Divided features a variety of breakout learning sessions and dynamic speakers, including:

•   Wynne Wright, coeditor of The Fight over Food: Producers, Consumers and Activists Challenge the Global Food System

•   Anthony Geraci, director of Food and Nutrition for the Baltimore City Public Schools

•   Cynthia D’Amour, author of the Lazy Leader’s Guide to Outrageous Results

•   Joseph Durochowski, executive director for the NPD Group, Food & Beverage Services

•   Joanne Ikeda, founder of the Center on Weight and Health, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Many sessions qualify for CEUs for educators, healthcare professionals, nutritionists or dietitians.  More information is available here.

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