Hear from experts in food sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing, and sustainability.
Online Event – 4 Panels
Food experts will discuss:
- Consumers’ demand for increased transparency – what is driving it?
- What is transparency?
- Which aspects of transparency are most important to which stakeholders
- Challenges and opportunities of increased transparency
- Accuracy, commercial free speech, truthful label claims, litigation
- How to create transparent policies that are compliant with existing laws/regulations
- $40 for visitors
- $10 for Alumni
- $0 for MHSL students, faculty, staff, and HLI Advisory Board members
- Charlie Arnot, CEO, The Center for Food Integrity
- Leah Nicholls, Senior Attorney, Public Justice
- Shelly Becker, Assistant General Counsel, SunOpta, Inc.
- Jeff Varcoe, Vice President, Manufacturing Technical Services, Schwan’s Company
- David Graham, Partner, Dykema Gossett, PLLP
- Shirley Boyd, retired VP and Associate General Counsel, Cargill, Incorporated; Adjunct Professor, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law and University of Minnesota
9-9:05am: Welcome and Intro from David Graham, Partner, Dykema Law Firm
9:05-9:50am: Food Transparency: What is it?
Charlie Arnot, CEO, The Center for Food Integrity (30 min presentation, 15 min Q&A)
9:50-10:35am: AgGag, Whistleblowers and First Amendment – Leah Nicholls, Senior Attorney, Public Justice (30 min presentation, 15 min Q&A) – Staff – Public Justice Food Project
10:50-11:05am: Company Panel Introduction – Panel Facilitator, Shirley Boyd, former Assistant General Counsel, Cargill (retired); Adjunct Professor, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law.
11:05-11:45am: Panel: Company Responses to Consumer Desires for Transparency
- SunOpta: Shelly Becker, Assistant General Counsel
- Schwans: Jeff Varcoe, Vice President, Manufacturing Technical Services
11:45-12:00pm: Audience Q&A