An Unprecedented Day Dedicated to the Future of Food Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 20 Jan, 2017 – Food Tank (, in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, will hold a one-day summit entitled “Let’s Build Better Food Policy,” Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM EST. The summit will take place in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.

Please direct inquiries to Food Tank Media Outreach Associate, Thomas Moes, at A limited number of press passes are available.

The event will bring together 35+ experts including business executives, government officials, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, farmers, union leaders, chefs, and more. Interactive panel topics include Creating Resiliency in Food and Agriculture, Cultivating Global Food Security, Healthy Local and Regional Food Systems, and the Next Farm Bill. Expert journalists and food advocates will moderate each panel.

Confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order — more to be announced soon): Chuck Abbott, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN); Leo Abruzzese, The Economist Intelligence Unit; Chef Jose Andres, ThinkFoodGroup; Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio (NPR); Eliza Barclay,; Chris Bradshaw, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.; Emily Buck, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance; Tim Carman, Washington Post; Mary Cheh, DC Councilmember, Ward 3; Fran Drescher, Cancer Schmancer Movement; Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Joe Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Dan Glickman, Aspen Institute Congressional Program; Matt Herrick, Story Partners; Julie Howard, Michigan State University; Jason Huffman, Politico; Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union (NFU); Mike Koch, FreshFarm; Tricia Kovacs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Kathleen Merrigan, The George Washington University; Ted Monk, Sodexo; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Anne O’Connor, Organic Valley; Marc Oshima, AeroFarms; Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME); Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute (WRI); Emmy Simmons, AGree; Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Kip Tom, Tom Farms; Eric Trachtenberg, McLarty Associates; and Ambassador Darci Vetter, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

The entire event will be broadcast on a free livestream at and on Facebook Live at More than 15,000 people from around the world streamed the last Food Tank Summit in Chicago, while there were one million organic views on Facebook Live.

Following the Summit, all attendees are invited to a reception hosted by Restaurant Nora (America’s First Certified Organic Restaurant).

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35+ experts and top leaders across all sectors of the food industry

WHAT: One-day summit hosted by Food Tank, The George Washington University, and World Resources Institute

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM EST.
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WHERE: Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

Last year’s D.C. Food Tank Summit brought together 70+ speakers for a completely sold-out event (400 in-person attendees) from more than 25 states. There were more than 30,100 livestream participants from more than 125 countries. This year, Food Tank will hold inaugural summits in Boston and L.A., while expanding globally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The final 2017 summit will be held Chicago, IL.

About Food Tank

Food Tank ( is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty. Food Tank creates networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change.

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