I was honored to be asked to be part of the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Italian Republic to attend the Milan Expo 2015, which is themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, an exploration of how technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity are connected to food, diet, agriculture, and hunger. Led by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! initiative, we toured the USA Pavilion, which is themed “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet”. The United States’ exhibits include a vertical farm growing 42 varieties of vegetables, grains, and herbs; an examination of how American innovation and entrepreneurship is impacting agriculture; and today’s hottest food trend, food trucks.

Learn more about America’s leadership in feeding the world and my experience in Milan in this interview I did at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival with genConnect: