Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability


Where are we headed? Where do we want to go?

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Ballroom

University of California, Davis

Tuesday, March 24, 2009       8:00am-8:00pm


Conference Information:


The National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability will offer a space for academic leaders, policymakers, journalists, and agricultural experts from various institutions to come together to create a shared understanding of major forces driving change in our food systems and shaping policy opportunities to enhance sustainability in the near term, over the coming decade, and into the future.
Symposium objectives

  • Identify benchmarks regarding major +/- trends shaping the food system (and interactions among these trends)
  • Establish a shared understanding of forces shaping opportunities for reform
  • Consider how these may affect different regions / constituencies
  • Analyze implications for opportunities for reform of US agricultural and food policy

Major funding provided by the W.K Kellogg Foundation

With additional support from:

  • UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Clover Stornetta Farms
  • Rominger West Winery
  • Fetzer and Bonterra Vineyards