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Saturday, March 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet

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For the first time in the 160-year history of world’s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano will be food: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” From May 1 to October 31, 2015, welcoming 20 million visitors, this theme will unite 147 countries into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet. As we address the global challenge of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050, what is the role of technology and innovation? From robotics to big data to GPS to the quantified self, food is the next technological frontier. But there's a difference between lifestyle toys for the connected and food security for the marginalized communities. Or is there?

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avatar for Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis

Chief Creative Officer, Friends of the USA Pavilion
Mitchell Davis is the EVP of the James Beard Foundation, a cookbook author, a journalist, and a scholar with a Ph.D. in Food Studies from NYU. With the Beard Foundation for more than 20 years, Davis has created and overseen many of the organization’s initiatives, including the the... Read More →
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Jeffrey Dunn

Pres & Chief Carrot Officer, Bolthouse Farms
Jeffrey T. Dunn President & Chief Carrot Officer Bolthouse Farms
avatar for Max Mullen

Max Mullen

Co-Founder, Instacart
Max Mullen is Co-Founder and Head of Consumer Product at Instacart. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart delivers groceries in as little as one hour and has quickly scaled to 15 cities and partnered with over 50 retailers including grocers like Whole Foods Market. By combining... Read More →
avatar for Kaitlin Yarnall

Kaitlin Yarnall

Exec Editor, National Geographic Society
Kaitlin Yarnall is the Executive Editor, Maps, Graphics & Art for National Geographic, where she oversees staff charged with the Society's maps and graphics. She is the director of National Geographic's food initiative and was deeply involved in conceptualizing the graphic storytelling... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

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