Daniel Imhoff, Author of "Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill" to Speak at Penn

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@pobox.upenn.eSeptember 24, 2007

WHO: Daniel Imhoff, author of "Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill"; co-founder, director, publisher of Watershed Media

David Wallinga, director of food and health programs, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Allen Hance, senior policy analyst, Northeast-Midwest Institute

WHAT: "What's at Stake in the Farm Bill?" panel discussion, co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Fox Leadership Program, FarmEcology, Penn's Civic House and Graduate Program in Public Health Studies.

WHERE: Rodin College House Lounge, 3901 Locust Walk   

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.

The panelists will discuss the Farm Bill, currently being debated in Congress, and its implications for the obesity epidemic, food safety, animal welfare, the environment, energy policy and hunger in the U.S. and abroad.

The event is part of the ongoing "food programming" scheduled at Penn this year to follow up on the themes raised by author Michael Pollen's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," read and discussed by thousands of incoming students as part of this year's Penn Reading Project.  Imhoff's latest book, "Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill," includes a forward by Pollen.

The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is encouraged and can be done online at www.foxleadersip.org or by e-mail to foxleader@sas.upenn.edu. Additional information is available by contacting Mary Summers at 215-746-7118 or mysummer@sas.upenn.edu.