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The Packer’s Sustainable Produce Summit Announces Industry-Leading Lineup of Keynote Speakers

Lenexa, Kan., (Sep. 9, 2020) – Sustainability continues to be a critical topic for all industries, but none more so than agriculture, which is why sustainable business practices will be front and center Sept. 22-24, at the inaugural Sustainable Produce Summit. Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food, in partnership with Apeel Sciences, the fully-virtual event will empower and equip the fresh produce industry to feed the world in ways that promote environmental stewardship and enhance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


Each day of the virtual event will be kicked off by an expert keynote speaker to engage audiences with firsthand experiences and real-life applications around three key themes: environmental practices, social sustainability and consumer insights. A bonus fourth keynote presentation will highlight the economics of sustainability.


Leading off the Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 22, will be Emilio Tenuta, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer of Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources.


The second day will feature two keynote presentations. The morning keynote from Kroger’s Kari Armbruster will detail the major retailer’s sustainability journey via their Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative while Roland Fumasi, vice president and senior analyst of RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness, will talk dollars and cents during the economics-focused bonus keynote later that day.


Rounding out the keynote lineup Thursday, Sept. 24, is Ryan Wilson, former general counsel and chief strategy officer of Partnership for a Healthier America and current senior adviser for the Milken Institute. Wilson will share experiences from the launch of a successful national nutrition and exercise campaign with former First Lady Michelle Obama.


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About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.


About Trust In Food

Trust In Food is a purpose-driven division of Farm Journal, dedicated to rebuilding consumer confidence in the U.S. agricultural value chain by partnering with farmers and ranchers to accelerate conservation agriculture-practice adoption and maintenance benefiting land, water, air and farm businesses. It advances this mission through data science, research, strategic communications and Farm Journal platform in collaboration with conservation organizations, government agencies, agribusinesses, food companies and retailers and other food system stakeholders.


About Apeel

Apeel is a company that is fighting the global food waste crisis by utilizing nature’s tools to prevent waste in the first place — a sustainable approach to the world’s growing food demands. The company’s plant-derived technology helps fresh food growers, suppliers and retailers maintain produce quality and extend shelf life, which minimizes food waste from the farm to the retail shelf to the kitchen table.


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