More and more people are making the connection between the food we eat and the toll it takes on the environment. A recent report from the British medical journal The Lancet concluded that in order to curtail global warming, meat and sugar consumption around the world should be reduced by half. It’s evident there is a connection between the food we consume, how we grow it and the climate. Therefore, there is a mounting challenge for farmers, policymakers and activists to develop a solution to produce more food and meet the demands of a rising global population while mitigating the effects on the environment.
Join POLITICO in Chicago on Tuesday, March 3, for a deep-dive conversation on the policy proposals and best practices to build a more sustainable food system in the United States.
Rick Bayless, Chef and Founder, Frontera Farmer Foundation
Rodger Cooley, Executive Director, Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
Moderated by: Liz Crampton, Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO