Global Harvest Initiative Launches Campaign to Address World's Growing Needs

A high-level symposium held by the Global Harvest Initiative in Washington, D.C., will be Webcast live on Sept. 22, 2009. The symposium, featuring U.S. leaders in food and agriculture, is focusing on ways to sustainably double agricultural output to meet rapidly growing global demand anticipated by the United Nations. To view the 9:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. EST live Webcast, go to http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org. The symposium will feature a keynote address by U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and a roundtable discussion by the chief executives of the four leading agricultural companies - John Deere, DuPont, Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland Company.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 21, 2009

A high-level symposium held by the Global Harvest Initiative in Washington, D.C., will be Webcast live on Sept. 22, 2009. The symposium, featuring U.S. leaders in food and agriculture, is focusing on ways to sustainably double agricultural output to meet rapidly growing global demand anticipated by the United Nations.

To view the 9:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. EST live Webcast, go to http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org.

Who: Leaders across the agriculture, environmental, food security, international trade and food industry sectors

What: Global Harvest Initiative's Symposium, Agriculture at a Crossroads with keynote address by U.S. Senator Richard Lugar.

Roundtable on agriculture innovation and productivity challenges by the CEOs of the companies that founded the Global Harvest Initiative:

  • Patricia A. Woertz, Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont
  • Samuel R. Allen, John Deere
  • Hugh Grant, Monsanto

Speakers:

  • Catherine Bertini, Syracuse University
  • Dan Glickman, Friends of the World Food Program
  • Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund
  • Kenneth Quinn, World Food Prize
  • Glenn Prickett, Conservation International
  • Margaret Zeigler, Congressional Hunger Center
  • Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation
  • Robert Thompson, University of Illinois
  • John Kruse, Global Insights
When: September 22, 2009, 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Newseum, Rooms 705-706, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Use "Freedom Forum" entrance on 6th Street, NW.

If you plan to cover the event in person, to register contact John Roper at john.roper@fleishman.com, or call 713-513-9505.

About the Global Harvest Initiative:
The Global Harvest Initiative is dedicated to spurring the development and sharing of agricultural innovations with those that need it most. It is underwritten by funding from the Archer Daniels midland Company, DuPont, John Deere and Monsanto. Further support is welcome from public and private sectors entities sharing the goal of closing the global productivity gap. For more information, visit the Harvest 2050 Blog or http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org .

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