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Wednesday, October 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Creating the Menu for a Well-Fed World: Partnership in Action

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A global food system must respond to the health and well-being of people and the planet. Today, our distribution, production, and consumption of food often fall short of that goal. Today almost 80% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and rely on farming. Yet, their productive potential is held back by constrained resources, reduced investments in agriculture, and lack of markets and infrastructure. Flip the food system coin, and you find a surfeit of food calories in the developed world putting entire populations at risk of early onset diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

 

It is the part of the same food system. And it can be fixed. But there is no one recipe, and partnerships will have to prepare the menu.

 

Join Oxfam America, the 30 Project, and Chef José Andrés at a luncheon at the opening of the World Food Prize, 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms, Downtown Marriott. Attendees will be served a “meal with a story” prepared by the culinary staff of the Marriott, and will hear remarks from Oxfam America CEO, Ray Offenheiser; 30 Project President and Founder, Ellen Gustafson; and Chef José Andrés. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP required. To respond go to Well-Fed World

 

Please contact Jim French at jfrench@oxfamamerica.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott