Scientists raise awareness of need for sound science in age of fad diets


Congressional lunch briefing: Farming at the mercy of fad diets

WHAT: Congressional Lunch Briefing: Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets

WHO: Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in cooperation with scientists representing the Coalition on Funding Agricultural Research Missions (CoFARM).

Speakers: Pamela J. White, Ph.D. Professor of Food Science, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, will discuss Farming and Food Science Converge: New Oat Lines Taste Good, are Good for You, and Create Crop Value. Roger Sunde, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will address the impact of fad diets on market stability and agriculture production.

WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

WHEN: Thursday, June 17th at 12 noon

Representing 130,000 individual scientists from 21 scientific organizations, CoFARM is a broadly based coalition united by a commitment to advance and sustain investment in our nation's fundamental and applied agricultural research. For more information refer to our website at

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