Today's discussion includes Dr. William Moseley, a DeWitt Wallace Professor of geography and director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Dr. Barbara Burlingame, a professor of Nutrition and Food Systems at Massey University's College of Health. Both Dr. Moseley and Dr. Burlingame are members of the Steering Committee for the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security and nutrition. They contributed to the FAO 's High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition's 15th Report, "Food Security and Nutrition: Building a global narrative towards 2030."
The High Level Panel of Experts on food security and nutrition was established as part of the 2009 reform of the international governance of food security to advise the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which is the foremost intergovernmental and international platform dealing with food security and nutrition. The HLPE aims to facilitate policy debates and inform policymaking by providing independent, comprehensive, and evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS. And today, we’re going to discuss the issue of global hunger, which we know has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Barbara Burlingame is a leading nutrition scientist specializing in food composition, biodiversity for food and nutrition, sustainable diets and sustainable food systems, and traditional food systems of indigenous peoples. She is involved in nutrition policy development at the global level, and is currently a professor at Massey University. Burlingame received her BSc from the University of California, Davis in Nutrition Science and Environmental Toxicology, and her PhD from Massey University.
Dr. William Moseley is a DeWitt Wallace Professor of geography, and director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is the author of nearly a 100 peer-reviewed articles and books chapters, as well as eight books. In 2013 he won the Media award and in 2016 the Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Africa Scholar Award, both from the American Association of Geographers. He currently serves on the International Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Matt Teegarden, PhD is a food chemist and science communicator, with experience in both industry and academia. Matt is currently the Senior Researcher in the Foods for Health initiative at Ohio State, where he is largely responsible for the development and advancement of scientific operations and communications. Outside of work and IFT involvement, Matt enjoys baking and participating in LGBTQ+ recreational sports leagues around Columbus.
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