5104.0 Meat Matters: Effects of Industrial Meat Production on Human & Environmental Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
The food industry and regulation of practices to ensure food safety for the public continues to be in the spotlight. This session will explore specifically meat production and animal-based diets to discuss impacts to human health and the environment. Presenters will examine linkages between production, distribution, waste and the environment for a more wholistic view of animal-based diets. Policies that could improve safety, minimize risks to human health, and impact greenhouse gas emissions will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the costs to health, society, and public goods from the industrial meat production system. 2. Identify the regulatory and policy approaches in order to protect human and environmental health with concern of industrial meat production.

10:30 AM
Environmental impact of changing global dietary patterns
Poonam Dhavan, MBBS, DHA, MPH and Cheryl Perry, PhD
10:50 AM

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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