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U.S. PIRG Panel Discussion- Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do?
This panel is bringing together a top restaurant chain company (Panera), doctors, journalists, researchers, and non-profits to talk about the health impacts of antibiotic resistance. It will be covering how we misuse antibiotics in our food system and medical system and will discuss best practices for phasing routine antibiotic use out of major meat supply chains.
Food provided by Panera Bread and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Co-Sponsors: Harvard Food Law Society, Branchfood, Let’s Talk About Food
- Mindy Gomes-Casseres: Panera Bread’s Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
- Michael Gilmore (Ph.D.): Director of the Harvard Infectious Disease Institute and Founder of Boston Boston Area Antibiotic Resistance Network
- Nicole Negowetti- Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic; Previously Policy Director at Good Food Institute
- Afrah Sait Mohammed: MD, FRCPC, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
- Maryn Mckenna: Journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health, and food policy; Author of Big Chicken, Superbugs, and Beating Back the Devil
- Matt Wellington: Antibiotics Program Director at U.S. Public Interest Research Group
- 5:30 pm: Doors open
- 6-7:15 pm: Panel discussion with time for audience questions
- 7:15-8:30 pm: Networking