Over 30 stakeholders were interviewed prior to and during the drafting of this report. Below are seven of these stakeholder interviews. While not representative of all views regarding a national food strategy, these interviews provide examples of recurring concerns with and/or support for the concept, as well as suggestions for taking such a process forward.

Molly Anderson, Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College

Ted Brady, Rural Development State Director for VT & NH, USDA

Kate ClancyFood Systems Consultant/Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins/Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

Eric KesslerFounder, Principal, and Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors

Patty Lovera,  Assistant Director, Food and Water Watch

Ricardo Salvador,  Direrctor, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Karen WashingtonCommunity Activist, Farmer and Co-owner, Rise and Root Farms