On February 11, Food Chain Reaction organizers will announce our findings and recommendations as part of a panel discussion on food security at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event will also be streamed live on our site.
Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System? will feature keynote remarks from Center for American Progress Chairman and Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group Senator Tom Daschle and an expert panel moderated by Bloomberg News food security reporter Alan Bjerga. Panelists include several of Food Chain Reaction participants, including:
- Tim Bodin, Cargill Economist
- David McLaughlin, World Wildlife Fund Senior Vice President for Agriculture
- Matthias Berninger, Mars Incorporated Vice President Public Affairs
- Geraldo Martha, EMBRAPA Labex-USA Coordinator
- Nutan Kaushik, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Senior Fellow
February 11, 2016
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Panelists will discuss the role public- and private-sector stakeholders should play as population grows, standards of living rise, and the need to produce more food presents new demands on global leaders and our planet.
As Food Chain Reaction demonstrated, when climate change is added to an already volatile mix of disruptions to global food security, the impact is greater and the consequences for the global food system are more urgent. Policies and actions affecting trade, climate and security directly impact food system pressures and volatility worldwide. Our experts will dive into these issues and propose proactive recommendations to help ensure the security and stability of the global food system.
Light refreshments will be served.