News last update:6 Aug 2012

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology symposium proceedings available

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology recently conducted a three-day symposium titled "Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues."

The Washington, D.C. symposium, held in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, featured thirty-two presenters, speaking individually or as panelists, and the proceedings now are available online from CAST.

Critical issues addressed during the symposium included:

· Bioethical and animal welfare issues
· Analysis of certification and regulatory programs
· Integration of competing concepts surrounding the ethical use of food animals
· Long-term survival and food security
· Societal and global impacts

Consequences of decisions by consumer and government decision makers.
Proceedings from the CAST Symposium are now available free of charge through the CAST website.

The PDF document contains both text presentations and PowerPoint slides from speakers who made their material available. After opening/downloading the PDF, readers should click on the "Bookmark" icon in the upper-left margin for easy navigation to any individual section of the document.

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