MORNING ADDRESS: Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Scientific investigator, policy decoder, spokesperson and advocate on a wide range of food safety and sustainability issues for the last 20 years.

Dr. Rangan has won three sigma chi delta awards in investigative journalism on food safety and sustainability work (topics: chicken, beef and antibiotic resistance in meat production) and a communication award from the Organic Research Center. Urvashi currently serves as a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health and Toxicology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She
resigned from Consumer Reports in August 2016, a$er 17 years of experience, most recently leading the safety and sustainability technical and policy investigative program, for food and non-food (detergent pods, humidifiers, insect repellents, power washers-to name a few). She is currently an independent consultant helping to build alliances and markets for sustainable meat, in particular, grass fed. She is also working on the development of two organizations to provide more powerful accountability and honesty in food labeling and claims of better sustainable practices.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Loren Cordain, Ph.D, Founder of the Paleo Diet Movement and Author of the NY Times Best Seller, "The Paleo Diet."

Founder of the Paleo Diet, Dr. Cordain's research has sparked a worldwide consumer trend, inspiring hundreds of niche meat start-up companies to cite the health benefits of grass produced beef and meat for consumers. Cordain's scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He has been described as the world's leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of five popular bestselling books including The Paleo Diet. Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused up ton the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health, and well being in modern humans.