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The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming and Food Security in the US

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The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming and Food Security in the US

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, 411 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10003

Registration

  • With Valid ID
  • With valid ID.
    Non-member pricing includes 2016-2017 student membership dues (must be an AND student member to be eligible for GNYDA student membership)
  • non-member pricing includes 2016-2017 membership dues (must be an AND member to be eligible for GNYDA membership)
  • Please contact Anna Meister at gnydahensig@gmail.com for discount code

Connecting the Dots between Livestock Their Environmental Burdens Dietary Preferences and Food Security in the US Presented by NYUs Department of Nutrition and Food Studies & the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition SIG of GNYDA

Speaker:

Alon Shepon, PhD candidate at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Alon Shepon is an environmental scientist completing his doctoral degree at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences in Israel. His current research aims to understand the environmental implications of production and consumption of animal-based products within the US food system and on a global scale.

Feeding a growing population while minimizing environmental degradation is a global challenge. It is now clear that there is an enormous global impact of livestock on air and water quality, ocean health, land use, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Adequately feeding 9 plus billion humans will require thoroughly rethinking food production and consumption. This talk will examine the consequences of dietary shifts on the environment and food security.

This raises the possibility of conflict, of dietary guidelines that may improve health outcomes while increasing environmental burdens associated with food production or, conversely, that reduce environmental burdens while undermining public health or personal health outcomes.

5:45 pm 6:15 pm: Registration
6:15 pm 6:30 pm Introductions
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Alon's presentation with Q&A
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Refreshments/networking

2.0 CPEs have been requested for completion of this program