2016 Healthy Foods Summit

FOOD, MICROBES, AND HEALTH
Thursday, October 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Commons Hotel, Minneapolis


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

Friday, October 28, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska MN

ABOUT THIS SUMMIT

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 University of Minnesota's Healthy Foods/Healthy Lives Institute, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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 Food 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 • concerned citizens.

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

Thursday, October 27

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

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, Deptarment 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
Global Burden of Foodborne Disease
ARIE H. HAVELAAR, PhD, Professor, Emerging Pathogens Institute, 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
Day 2 featured Pigeonhole Live, an interactive platform for audience participation. Bring any web-capable device such as a phone, laptop, or tablet. No apps, sign-up or downloads reguired, and wi-fi is available, but data usage may apply if using cell service. Click here to view the sessions: Keynote Address  Tracking Human Pathogens  Update from the Front:The Soil Microbiome  Fermented Foods  Sustainable and Safe: Middle Agriculture, Microbes, and the Food Safety
Modernization Act

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Farmacology

DAPHNE MILLER, M.D.
Author of
"Farmacology" and "The Jungle Effect

Dr. Miller is fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Join her for a journey beyond the simple concept of "food as medicine" into the critical idea that it's the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine. As a physician who has spent time in agriculture, Miller bridges the traditional divide between agriculture and medicine and shares lessons learned from inspiring farmers and biomedical researchers. She will form a compelling new vision for sustainable healing and share a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.

SESSION 1: MICROBES AND HUMAN NUTRITION
Tracking Human Pathogens in Local Food Manufacturers, Distributors, and Restaurants
E. coli. Salmonella. Listeria. We have come a long way from the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, but with so many recent outbreaks, can consumers count on the safety of food? Learn about the serious efforts underway across the sector to provide safe food, and the complications and challenges that need to be solved in the future. The implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for food manufacturing, distributors, and restaurants will also be discussed.

RYAN OSTERHOLM, National Foodborne Illness Litigation Attorney
KELLY STEVENS, Senior Technology Leader at General Mills
TIM JENKINS, Food Access Coordinator, Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives, Minnesota Dept. of Health
AMY SAUPE, MPH Epidemiologist Senior Minnesota Dept. of Health
JEFF ALEXADER, Director, Midtown Global Market

SESSION 2: MICROBES AND FOOD SAFETY
Fermented Foods: Welcoming Microbes into the Food System
Let it rot... or rather, ferment! In juxtaposition to foodborne illness, more food processors than you realize are intentionally introducing beneficial microbes to their products.  From kombucha to kimchi, local fermenters are part of this growing trend.

JIM BOVINO of GYST Fermentation Bar
DREW HORTON, Enology Specialist, Horticulture Research Center, University of Minnesota
JAKE HANEMAN, Bootlegger Brewing Kombucha


Update from the Front: The Soil Microbiome
Soil is the very skin of our planet, the basis of our food production, and its own complex microbiome. Join select Plant Pathology researchers for a lighting round of faschinating updates from the field, and important considerations for the future of our food system.
SARAH CASTLE, Postdoctoral Associate- Kinkel Lab
JP DUNDORE-ARIAS, Research Associate
ZEWEI SONG, Postdoctoral Associate
LINDSEY OTTO-HANSON, Research Fellow- Kinkel Lab

SESSION 3: MICROBES AND FOOD PRODUCTION/FOOD SECURITY
Sustainable and Safe: Middle Agriculture, Microbes, and the Food Safety Modernization Act
Organic, sustainable, and ethical agriculture is on the rise. With their unique approach and smaller scale of production, however, it can be a challenge to meet regulations and FSMA in the same way larger agricultural corporations can. Learn how local producers are rising to meet this challenge, and what challenges and success the future may hold.

JOHN MESKO, Executive Director of Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
LUCIE AMUNDSEN of Locally Laid
RHYS WILLIAMS of The Good Acre
ANNALISA HULTBERG, Research Fellow, University of Minnesota On-Farm GAPs Education Program
VALERIE GAMBLE, MS, RS, Outreach and Delegation Coordinator, Food and Feed Safety Division

Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

 


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ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS
BioTechnology Institute

Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Minnesota

Center for Spirituality & Healing

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Food Access Summit

Food Freedom Radio

Food Protection and Defense Institute

Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council

Metro Food Access Network

The Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

Minnesota Food Charter Network

St. Paul/Ramsey Food & Nutrition Commission

University of Minnesota Extension