Food & Agriculture

40th Annual National Food Policy Conference Scheduled to Start Tomorrow in Washington, DC

Congressman Jim McGovern Added to List of Keynote Speakers;
Will Open Conference with an Address on Implications of Cuts in Food Aid to Foreign Policy, Federal Role in Hunger Relief

Washington, D.C. – Starting tomorrow, the Consumer Federation of America will host the Annual National Food Policy Conference in Washington, DC for the 40th year. The event, which will be held April 11 &12th, explores timely issues facing consumers, the food industry and government.

Congressman Jim McGovern will deliver the first keynote address of the conference, which will touch on the role of food in foreign policy and the challenges of fighting food insecurity at home. Other confirmed speakers are Susan Mayne, Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Chuck Conner, President & CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and Esther Dyson, Executive Founder of Way to Wellville.

For decades, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government. The conference is organized by the Consumer Federation of America and is a highly anticipated national gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy.

For more information click here. On-site registration begins at 7:30am Tuesday.

Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th Street NW
Tuesday: 8:30-5:00; Wednesday: 8:15-12:30

Contact: Thomas Gremillion, 202-939-1010

The Consumer Federation of America is an association of more than 250 non-profit consumer groups that, since 1968, has sought to advance the consumer interest through research, education, and advocacy.