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CAST Publishes Sustainability Report

by 5m Editor
31 August 2010, at 8:30a.m.

US - The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has published the proceedings of its symposium on sustaining animal agriculture.

CAST sponsored a three-day symposium in Washington, D.C. in June in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Thirty-two presenters, speaking individually or as panelists, addressed the topic 'Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues'.

Critical issues addressed during the symposium included:

  • bioethical and animal welfare issues
  • analysis of certification and regulatory programmes
  • integration of competing concepts surrounding the ethical use of food animals
  • long-term survival and food security
  • societal and global impacts, and
  • consequences of decisions by consumer and government decision makers.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.