Healthy Foods Summit 2016

OCT. 27: FOOD, MICROBES, AND HEALTH

OCT. 28: THE MINNESOTA RESPONSE: Working for and against the microbes in our food system

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:00pm

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Let's take, "You are what you eat" a step further . . ."Your world is what you eat."

Microbes are everywhere in our food system, inhabiting biomes from soil to human- for better or worse. In recent years, research has shed much light on how these tiny organisms can be better understood and controlled to ensure healthy, safe food for everyone. This year's two-day Healthy Foods Summit is co-hosted by the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. The agenda for the first, on-campus day will include cutting-edge research and policy perspectives. The second day will focus on practical applications and will be held at the Arboretum. Both days are designed for community leaders, policymakers, citizens, and stakeholders to connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors, and experts.

The Healthy Foods Summit is an annual event, and will be of interest to food science and production researchers, healthcare professionals, public health professionals, environmental and natural resource professionals, dietitians, food producers and processors, grocery and farm co-op members, agribusiness professionals, community farm participants, school administrators, students, and concerned citizens.

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AGENDA

Thursday, October 27

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Connecting Food Safety and Food Security through Ethics PAUL B. THOMPSON, Ph.D., W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics,Michigan State University
SESSION 1: MICROBES AND HUMAN NUTRITION
Establishment of a milk-oriented microbiota in infants: Lessons for application of prebiotics and probiotics DAVID MILLS, Ph.D. Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis
Modulation of the Gut Microbiota: An Ecological Perspective JENS WALTER, Ph.D., Professor and Campus Alberta Innovation Program (CAIP) Chair for Nutrition, Microbes and Gastrointestinal Health, University of Alberta
Laws and Regulations of Pre- and Probiotics MARY SCHMIDL, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
COMMENTARY/PANEL DISCUSSION/Q & A MICHAEL SADOWSKY, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, and Director, the Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, DAN KNIGHTS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Institute, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota and speakers
SESSION 2: MICROBES AND FOOD SAFETY 
The Global Burden of Foodborne Disease ARIE H. HAVELAAR, PhD, Professor, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Dept. of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
The Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain: A Collaboration Between IBM, Mars, and BioRad. SIMONE BIANCO, Ph.D., Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
COMMENTARY/PANEL DISCUSSION/Q&A FERNANDO SAMPEDRO, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, DAVID BAUMLER, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, and speakers
SESSION 3: MICROBES AND FOOD PRODUCTION/FOOD SECURITY
Global Plant Disease Challenges to Food Production and Security MARY PALM, Ph.D., Director, Pest Management, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Soil Microbes and Plant Health LINDA KINKEL, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota
Microbes and Food Animal Health TIMOTHY JOHNSON, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota
Microbe Effects on Global Food Security: A Spatio-Temporal Perspective on Wheat Rust Diseases YUAN CHAI, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

Friday, October 28


COMING SOON!
SESSION 1: MICROBES AND HUMAN NUTRITION SESSION 2: MICROBES AND FOOD SAFETY  SESSION 3: MICROBES AND FOOD PRODUCTION/FOOD SECURITY