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Whose Food is it Anyway? Digesting the Food Story - Live WebcastCampus Calendar

Planet Forward website

Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Nifkin Lounge

Event Description: All are welcome to join members of the ESF Planet Forward group in Nifkin Lounge to watch a panel of representatives from government, academia, NGOs, business, and others (projected live on the Nifkin screen) discuss the topic of "Whose Food is it Anyway? Digesting the Food Story". There will be an opportunity to interact directly with panelists online via live video chat. The salon is part of Planet Forward's yearlong focus on "Feeding the Planet”.

ESF is a member of the Planet Forward Consortium, which includes colleges, universities and partners (like National Geographic). Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Produced by the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Planet Forward uses web, video, social media, television and events to empower new voices, elevate compelling ideas and lead a global conversation on the planet's future.

Salon Details

Planet Forward and the GW School of Media and Public Affairs will facilitate a dialog on media coverage of food and agriculture.
Key Questions Include:

-- How do we cover such a broad topic in a way that better informs the public, yet holds government and the private sector accountable?
-- What technologies, policies and advancements should the public know about, and how can it be conveyed to a public that is generally disconnected from agriculture?
-- What media diet can:
- --Provide journalism that meets the needs of an open society?
- --Meet the industry’s needs (difficulties) to reach consumers?
- --Amid a new media revolution, meets the needs of a journalistic operation to get eyeballs

About the series and Planet Forward...

Feeding The Planet: Feeding The Planet launched in 2013 to highlight challenges and solutions in areas of food and nutrition security. Through media, discussions, and events, the initiative helps identify the biggest challenges to feeding 9 billion people by 2050 and introduces innovators to high­level influentials.

Salon Series: The Planet Forward Salon Series connects thought­leaders, researchers, innovators and students in a focused conversation on solutions and innovations. Moderated by Planet Forward host and creator Frank Sesno, approximately 30 participants consider and discuss best practices to address food security, water, energy and climate issues. Content and ideas from the planetforward.org community are shared and considered during salons.

Paul Otteson

Sponsor: ESF Planet Forward

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