Friday, September 23, 2016

Nksagar —
We’re blown away. We aren’t even halfway through day one and we’re so excited by the buzz you are creating on the internet with #FoodTank.
If you haven’t already tuned in, we’re going LIVE now with keynote speaker,Michiel Bakker, Director of Global Food Services at Google who will be discussing advances food technology.LISTEN NOW:
Join the live conversation all day on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook using #FoodTank.
We will be closely monitoring this feed throughout the Summit, your engagement will also appear on the giant screen, and we will take live questions from online viewers all over the world.
Here is the rest of today’s lineup (please also help spread the word):
11:00: Food Tech
Keynote: Michiel Bakker, Director, Global Food Services, Google, @google
Moderator: Beth Ruyak, Insight Host, Capital Public Radio,@CapRadioRuyak,@CapRadioInsight
  1. Don Carlson, Vice President of Project Development, Sunworks, Inc.,@SunworksSolar
  2. Zachary Scott Dashner, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Alumni Association,@BarillaCFN
  3. Nick Papadopoulos, CEO & Co-Founder, CropMobster, @CropMobster
  4. Gabriel Youtsey, CIO, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, @gabeyoutsey@UCANR
  5. John Purcell, Vegetables Global R&D Lead, Hawaii Business Lead, Vice President, and Distinguished Fellow, Monsanto, @MonsantoCo
  6. Andrea Lepore, Co-founder Hot Italian/The Food Factory, @hotitalianpizza
12:20: Afternoon Keynote: Navina Khanna, Director, HEAL Food Alliance,@navinakhanna,@HEAL_Food
12:30: Lunch
1:30: Infrastructure
Keynote: Robert Egger, Founder and President, L.A. Kitchen,@robertegger,@TheLAKitchen
Moderator: Twilight Greenaway, Managing Editor, Civil Eats, @twyspy@civileats
  1. Mary Kimball, Executive Director, Center for Land-Based Learning,@MaryCLBL,@LandBasedEd
  2. Oscar Villegas, Supervisor (District 1), Yolo County Board of Supervisors
  3. Thaddeus Barsotti, Co-Owner, Farm Fresh to You, @farmfreshtoyou
  4. Keith Knopf, COO, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, @keknopf@raleys
  5. Tom Chan, CEO, General Produce, @generalproduce
  6. Blake Young, CEO, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, @SacFoodBank
2:45: Food Business
Keynote: John Church, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, General Mills,@GeneralMills
Moderator: Hsiao-Ching Chou, Director of Communications, Institute for Systems Biology,@hsiaoching@ISBUSA
  1. Nick Kastle, Director of Marketing and Business Development & Business Unit General Manager, The Morning Star Company
  2. Jennifer Maloney, Food Chain Sustainability Manager, Bayer CropScience,@Bayer4CropsUS
  3. Richard Waycott, CEO, Almond Board of California, @almondboard
  4. Matt Wadiak, Founder & COO, Blue Apron, @MWadiak@blueapron
  5. Soren Bjorn, Executive Vice President, Driscoll’s, @driscollsberry
  6. Jon Bansen, Farmer, Organic Valley, @OrganicValley
4:20 Sustainable Protein
Keynote: Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary & Strategic Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium, @MontereyAq
Moderator: Tom Philpott, Food and Ag Correspondent, Mother Jones,@tomphilpott,@MotherJones
  1. Michael Passmore, President, Passmore Ranch, @PassmoreRanch
  2. Nicolette Hahn Niman, Rancher, Lawyer, and Author, @DefendingBeef
  3. Roz Naylor, Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford,@FoodSecurity_SU
  4. Jesse Solomon, Founder and CEO, Emmer & Co., @emmerandco
  5. Darrel Sweet, Rancher, The Sweet Ranches
  6. Kristie Middleton, Senior Director, Food Policy, Campaigns, The Humane Society,@KristiMiddleton@HumaneSociety
Closing Keynote: Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change,@MichaelRDimock,@RootsofChange
Keep tuning in to and don’t forget to join the conversation today by using #FoodTank across all social media platforms.
All the best,
Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food · United States

AAP Expose on Land Scam

From: Preeti Sharma Menon on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:22:47 Add to address bookTo: You & 1 other | See Details
Dear Friends from the Media,
AAP inites you to a Prees Conference by AAP Leaders Preeti Sharma Menon and Rajesh Chaudhari where we will expose a land scam in the heart of Pune city. The Government has willingly allow itself to be cheated for approximately 1000 crores to favor a few developers..
Venue :- Patrakar Bhavan, Navi Peth, Pune.
Time :- 1pm in the afternoon
Date :- Friday 23rd September 2016
Will appreciate your presence and support.

Studying in France: Autumn Education Fair ’16

Campus France India, France’s national agency for higher studies, is pleased to announce the Study in France – Autumn Education Fair ’16 which will take place in four metropolitan cities across India:  Chandigarh (29th September), Chennai (1st October), Bangalore (3rd October) and Kochi (5th October).

Studying in France: Autumn Education Fair ’16
29th September  5th October 2016
Chandigarh – Chennai – Bengaluru – Kochi

This large-scale event brings together Indian students from all fields face-to-face withover 30 top French B-Schools, Engineering schools and specialized schools (Law, Design, Hotel Management) and is a reflection of the French government’s commitment (through its French Embassy in India, the Institut français India, Campus France, and Alliance Française) to increasing Indian students’ mobility to France.
France’s Ambassador to India, HE Alexandre Zeigler says, “These Education Fairs organised bi-annually are a great way to bring together the diversity of important basic information from experts who are available in one place for those to know more about study opportunities in France. It is a kind of an orientation process for students as they take further steps toward their goal with our assistance in making their dreams a reality.”
Students can register at to book 20-minute individual interviews with the institutes of their choice. Registration is free and all are welcome.
At the event, students will receive free one-to-one counselling with experienced education advisers and academia from top French institutions. A PhD stand will also provide aspiring doctoral students information on enrolment and funding. Parallel sessions in the form of presentations and talks by experts will provide first-hand information on study requirements for graduate and post-graduate courses, accommodation and scholarships offered by the French government. Indian alumni will also share their experiences to showcase the excellence of French education and the opportunities that come with it.
You are cordially invited to attend and requested to assign your reporter/ photographer to cover the event.

For any press queries kindly contact me at


Press Liaison Officer
Institut français India
T: +91-9205-352-456
M: + 91-9911-382-365

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