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Source: Farm Foundation news release

Oak Brook, IL - Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, will host its next virtual Forum, Farm, Food, and the Policies and Practices Behind America's Dietary Health, on Wednesday, May 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CDT.

G. William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, will moderate the panel, which will include diverse perspectives from these expert contributors:

Robert Paarlberg, adjunct professor, public policy, Harvard Kennedy School; associate, Harvard's Weatherhead Center; and author of "Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat"

Michael F. Jacobson, co-founder, Center for Science in the Public Interest; founder, National Food Museum; and author of "Salt Wars"

Eve Turow-Paul, founder and executive director, Food for Climate League, and author of "Hungry"

The session will last two hours, during which the panel will examine the links between farm policies and the nation's dietary health. Our panelists will explore topics such as whether agricultural policies in the United States to blame for problems in the American diet, or if other factors at work. Audience members will be invited to submit questions for the panelists to answer live during the event.

"Farm and food policy are intricately connected," says Martha King, Farm Foundation vice president of programs and projects. "This Forum will open up the conversation around the farming practices and policies behind the food we put on our plates."

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers, food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines, and members of the media are all encouraged to attend. Register at

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