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Healthy Food For A Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food To Improve Global Nutrition, the Global Food Security Symposium 2015, is using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to reach a global audience. This year's Symposium will address food systems for improved health. Share your ideas, and we may feature them on the Symposium's Tweet Wall.


Key social media accounts

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, @GlobalAgDev, @ChicagoCouncil, Facebook

#GlobalAg is the preferred hashtag for the 2015 Global Food Security Symposium

We will live stream the entire Symposium. You can watch it on The Chicago Council's website,


Engage with symposium speakers

8:30 a.m. Welcome

Ivo H. Daalder (@IvoHDaalder), President, @ChicagoCouncil

8:35 a.m. Report Presentation

Douglas Bereuter, Cochair, @GlobalAgDev, @ChicagoCouncil
Dan Glickman (@DanRGlickman), Cochair, @GlobalAgDev, @ChicagoCouncil

9 a.m. Special Remarks

Jeff Fortenberry (@JeffFortenberry), Member, US House of Representatives (R-NE)

9:05 a.m. The Weight of the World: The Burgeoning Malnutrition Crisis

Julie Gichuru (@JulieGichuru), TV Host and Entrepreneur, @ArimusMedia
C.D. Glin (@cdglin), Associate Director, Africa Region, @RockefellerFdn
Mark Hyman, MD (@MarkHymanMD), Chairman, @FxMmed; Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; Founder and Medical Director, The UltraWellness Center; Medical Editor, @HuffingtonPost
Lindiwe M. Sibanda (@LMSibanda), CEO, @FANRPAN
Patrick Webb, MD (@DrPatrickWebb), McFarlane Professor of Nutrition, @TuftsNutrition; Policy and Evidence Adviser, @Glo_PAN; Director, USAID Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab–Asia

10:20 a.m. Special Remarks: The Four “Ought Tos” of Food Security

Gregory R. Page, Executive Chairman, Cargill (@FoodSecureWorld)

10:45 a.m. Business Models for Advancing Nutrition: How the Private Sector is Moving the Needle on Health

Julianna Goldman (@JuliannaGoldman), Correspondent, @CBSNews
Paul E. Schickler, President, @DuPontPioneer
Jai R. Shroff, CEO, @uplltd
Sheila Redzepi, VP, Global Advocacy and Sustainability Strategy, @Unilever
Marc Van Ameringen (@GAINExecDir), Executive Director, @GAINalliance

12 p.m. Special Remarks: The Multi-Dimensional Challenge of Malnutrition

Robert H. Miller, Divisional Vice President, Research and Development, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition (@AbbottNews)

12:05 p.m. Luncheon

Introduction: Dan Coats (@SenDanCoats), Member, U.S. Senate (R-IN)

Keynote Address: Universities at the Foundation of the Fight Against Hunger
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. (@PurdueMitch), President, @LifeAtPurdue

1:15 p.m. A Health Sensitive Food Supply

Monica Eng (@monicaeng), Food Reporter and Producer, @WBEZ
Shawn Baker, Director, Nutrition, @GatesPoverty
Richard S. Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, @USAID
Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, the ONE WORLD - No Hunger Initiative, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, @BMZ_Bund
Sunny George Verghese, Cofounder, Group Managing Director and CEO, @Olam

2:50 p.m. Lightning Presentations

Allison Aubrey (@AubreyNPRFood), Food & Health Correspondent, @NPRNews

A Recipe for Innovation in Nutrition
David Fleming, MD, Vice President, Public Health Impact, @PathTweets

Fortifying Rice in Mali: Food Entrepreneurship in the Face of Uncertainty
Salif Romano Niang (@SalifRNiang), Cofounder, @MaloIsAllGood

Healthy Soils, Healthy Foods
Jennie Schmidt (@FarmGirlJen), Owner and Operator, @Schmitt_Farms

1,000 Days to Shape the Future
Roger Thurow (@RogerThurow), Senior Fellow, @ChicagoCouncil; Author, The Last Hunger Season

Scaling Business Innovation Globally to Leverage Nature
Shen Tong, Founder, Managing Director, (@FoodXHealth)

4:20 p.m. Keynote: Investing in Smart, Collaborative Science to Address 21st Century Challenges

Tom Vilsack, Secretary, @USDA

4:50 p.m. Wrap-up & Adjourn

Catherine Bertini (@C_A_Bertini), Distinguished Fellow, @ChicagoCouncil; Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, @MaxwellSU


Healthy Food For A Healthy World blog posts

Healthy Food Must Be Safe Food

Climate Change Puts Global Nutrition At Risk

The Role Of Water, Sanitation, And Hygiene In Improving Nutrition

Leveraging The Digital Revolution To Improve Nutrition

Hungry Cities On The Rise

Women As The Force For Improving Global Nutrition

Wasted Food, Wasted Nutrients

Food As Medicine -- The Link Between Nutrition And Health

The $2 Trillion Market For Fruits and Vegetables

Economic Costs of Global Malnutrition


Lead sponsors

Abbott, @AbbottNews
Cargill, @FoodSecureWorld


Supporting sponsor

DuPont, @DuPontPioneer


Next Generation sponsors

Land O’ Lakes, Inc., @LandOLakesInc
RTI International, @RTI_INTL_DEV


Foundation support

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, @GatesPoverty



1,000 Days, @ThousandDays
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), @AGRAAlliance
AGree, @AGreeAgPolicy
Bread for the World, @bread4theworld
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), @FANRPAN
Farm Foundation, NFP, @FarmFoundation
Farm Journal Foundation, @FarmersFeeding
Food Tank, @Food_Tank
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), @GAINAlliance
Global Harvest Initiative, @Harvest2050
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), @ifpri
InterAction, @InterActionOrg
PATH, @PATHtweets
Purdue Center for Global Food Security, @PurdueCGFS
Save the Children, @SavetheChildren
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, @ACESIllinois
Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, @waterforfood
World Food Prize Foundation, @worldfoodprize
World Wildlife Fund, @World_Wildlife


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