October 21, 2011
8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Harvard Law School
TEDxHarvardLaw will focus on food policy and public health, with a specific focus on legal and policy approaches to increasing the supply and demand of healthy foods.
Dr. Robert Lustig will kick off the event with a lecture on “The Sugar Epidemic: Policy vs. Politics,” in which he will argue for a paradigm shift in the public policy approach to obesity.
Among the nine other speakers are Walter Willet, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, who will discuss how modern dietary patterns lead to disease; Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s, who will discuss his innovative idea to bring inexpensive fruits and vegetables to food deserts; and Susan Prolman, Executive Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, who will discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.
For full information on our TEDx conference, please visit the event page, here.