Panel: American Origin Products, Geographical Indications, and Rural Development

American Origin Products, Geographical Indications, and Rural Development
Panel 2: Unpacking the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Monday, May 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Lurie - Baldwin Auditorium, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University, 303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL  60611

2:00  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
            Beth Barham, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas
2:10  The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Key Issues for Agriculture
           Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Director of International Strategies, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2:40     A brief recap of GI history at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Thulang Wasescha, independent  intellectual property consultant
3:10     Setting product standards with a view towards trade harmonization
            Katherine DiMatteo, Sustainable Food Trade Association
3:40     Question and Answer
4:00     Conclude

Three ways to participate (see www.aopcentral.us/aop-panel-series.html):
Live streaming
View after the event at http://www.aopcentral.us
Event Sponsors
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
American Origin Products Research Foundation
American Origin Products Association

 Webinar Presenters
Dr. Elizabeth Barham will moderate the panel.  She is nationally and internationally known for her research on labels of origin, or geographical indications, as catalysts for rural development. She holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She served as the first Vice President for North America of oriGIn (http://www.origin-gi.com/), the international network of origin product producer groups, and currently serves as a member of the Territorial Designations Committee of the government of Quebec, Canada (http://www.cartvquebec.com/en). She works with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, U of Arkansas (http://www.cast.uark.edu) and the American Origin Products Research Foundation (http://www.aoprf.org) on realizing the full rural development potential of origin products in the U.S. 
Katherine T. DiMatteo is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (http://www.sustainablefoodtrade.org) as of November 2013. She has worked in a variety of capacities within the organic industry since 1990. In addition, DiMatteo continues as a managing partner at Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, a consulting firm whose specialists deliver effective strategies to help organic products and businesses grow. Formerly the executive director of the Organic Trade Association from 1990 to 2006, she was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the U.S. National Organic Program standards and the U.N. Codex guidelines for organically produced foods.  DiMatteo recently served as the president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Board of Directors and is a founding member of The Organic Center Board of Directors.
Karen Hansen-Kuhn is Director of International Strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (http://www.iatp.org).  She has been working on trade and economic justice since the beginning of the NAFTA debate. She has published articles on U.S. trade and agriculture policies, the impacts of U.S. biofuels policies on food security, and women and food crises. She was the international coordinator of the Alliance for Responsible Trade (ART), a U.S. multisectoral coalition promoting just and sustainable trade, until 2005. After that, she was policy director at the U.S. office of ActionAid, an international development organization. She holds a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in International Development from The American University.
Thu-lang Wasesch is a graduate of the Laws School of Geneva University. Currently an independent IP (intellectual property) consultant, she was a Counsellor in the IP Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2000 to 2013, and served as Secretary to the Special Session of the Council for TRIPS (Doha Round's ad hoc body dealing with the negotiation of the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits). From 1986 to 2000, she was Director of the Department of International Affairs of the Swiss IP Institute, Ministry of Justice, where she dealt with the international aspects of IP, including technical cooperation.  She represented Switzerland in IP/TRIPS negotiations and discussions for GATT/WTO, WIPO, WHO, FAO, CBD and EFTA.  She was deputy head of the Swiss TRIPS negotiating team in the Uruguay Round and responsible for implementation of the TRIPS provisions in Swiss domestic law.


Seminar with Earthbound Farm Founders | May 9th @ 11:30AM

Seminar & Book Signing with Myra & Drew Goodman
Earthbound Farm Founders
May 9 | 11:30 AM
Harris Hall RM 107
Please send an email to reserve Straight From the Earth ($25.00) cookbook in advance! Proceeds benefit NU Food Talks.
Review: http://www.thekitchn.com/straight-from-the-earth-by-myra-goodman-amp-marea-goodman-new-cookbook-201685


April Potluck & Panel: Food & Faith | Wed. April 30 | 6:00PM Tech LR4

Food & Faith: Panel & Discussion
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00PM Potluck
6:30PM Panel
Technological Institute, Lecture Room 4
2145 Sheridan Road
Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

Bonnie Perry | Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church, www.allsaintschicago.org
Marcia Grabowecky | Research Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Psychology

Parking & Transit: When is comes to parking for the Tech Building, park at the Noyes/Haven/Sheridan lot.  Located at the corner north of Haven St & west of Sheridan Rd. It is free after 4:00 PM. The closest train stop is Noyes on the purple line. There are also locations to park your bike nearby in front of the Tech building.
Potluck Details:
Bring your own silverware, drinking glass and a dish* to pass according to your last name.

A-H Dessert
I-L Salad
M-S Side
T-Z Beverage

*If you would like to prepare something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.

Drew & Myra Goodman | Co-Founders of Earthbound Farm | May 9th

Seminar & Book Signing with Myra & Drew Goodman
Earthbound Farm Founders
May 9 | 11:30 AM
Harris Hall RM 107
Please send an email to reserve Straight From the Earth ($25.00) cookbook in advance!
Review: http://www.thekitchn.com/straight-from-the-earth-by-myra-goodman-amp-marea-goodman-new-cookbook-201685


Food Patriots Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Jeff Spriz, April 23rd

Food Patriots Screening and Q & A with Filmmaker Jeff Spitz
Wed. April 23, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Harris Hall RM 107 

 Come celebrate Earth Week with NU Food Talks!

"Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots.”

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7:00 – 7:15  Arrive, Fill Your Plate, Settle In
7:15 – 8:30  Food Patriots Screening
8:30 – 9:00  Q & A and Networking 

Potluck Details
Bring your own silverware, drinking glass and a dish* to pass according to your last name.
A-F Side
G-L Beverage
M-S Dessert
T-Z Salad
*If you would like to prepare something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.


Good Food Festival & Conference March 13-15

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Good Food Financing & Innovation!
Thursday March 13th, UIC Forum, Chicago
Tickets for all Good Food Festival & Conference events available now!

The Good Food Financing & 
Innovation Conference is sponsored 
by Crain's Chicago Business.
Opening Symposium
Walter Robb, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, will join us for an inspiring Opening Symposium. He'll be joined by Howard Tullman of 1871,
Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen Community, Tesla, SpaceX and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Erika Allen of Growing Power, and Jim Slama of FamilyFarmed.org for a discussion of growing Good Food businesses across the country!
Learn from the Experts!
Jolanta Hardej of FarmedHere
We're growing the Good Food Movement by connecting farmers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and funding they need to expand! Join us to:

* Learn about the ins and outs of the SEC's new Crowdfunding rules with Marc J. Lane!
* Hear from successful farmers and Good Food entrepreneurs on how they grew their businesses!
* Get the inside scoop from funders and investors on why Good Food is a great investment!

Good Food Financing Fair
Mark Wilhelms of Red Meat Market
Six Good Food entrepreneurs get the chance of a lifetime: to pitch their ideas directly to all attendees at the Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference. 23 businesses in total will host tables and network with investors. Join them and be inspired at theGood Food Financing Fair!
Our Impact: Big Head Farm and the Good Food Festival & Conference
Networking the Land
Networking the Land from Michael Gebert
Congratulations to our Financing Fair Finalists!
Lee Greene
Zero Percent: Raj Karmini 
Mark Schneider
Cathy Scratch
Jessica Smith
Jenny Yang
Kari Underly of Range, Inc. at the Financing Fair.Read about her plans on our blog!
Photo: Kaitlyn McQuaid
All 2014 Financing Fair Participating Businesses:
Don't miss - Localicious 2014! Friday, March 14th 7:00pm
Some highlights:


And the Walter S. Mander Foundation