Chefs, Farmers, Pediatricians, and Consumers Speak Out about Antibiotics
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to rein in the overuse of antibiotics on America's industrial farms. But is it doing enough? And how do farmers, doctors, chefs, and consumers feel about the issue?
The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming and the American Academy of Pediatrics are hosting a roundtable to hear directly from the people to whom these measures matter most.
Introductory Remarks and Moderator: Shelley A. Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group
- Mary Sue Milliken, co-chef/owner, Border Grill restaurants
- Suzanne Goin, chef and owner, Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern, and The Larder at Maple Drive
- Maria and Ron Rosmann, owners of Rosmann Family Farms, Harlan, Iowa, and members of Practical Farmers of Iowa
- Melissa Lee of Troutdale, Ore.
- Cecilia Di Pentima, associate professor of pediatrics, Monroe Carrel, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University
Plus dozens of other "Supermoms" who are travelling to Washington, D.C., from across the country to advocate for stronger antibiotic policies
May 15, 2012
Lunch: 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Roundtables: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch from one of the nation's leading foodservice companies offering meat and poultry raised without antibiotics.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E St. NW (entrance on 9th St. between E and F St.)
Americas Conference Room, 2nd Floor
The Pew Health Group is the health and consumer-product safety arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. www.pewtrusts.org/health
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
SOURCE Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming