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Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
November 12, 2014
Washington, DC


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Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability: Green Growth: USA-Portugal
June 11, 2014
Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, DC


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Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture
Science Research

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500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Sustainability@nas.edu

 
  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Reports
Members
Sponsors


Project Scope

Addressing the economic and environmental sustainability challenge of global food security requires an adequate, nutritious food supply produced and distributed cost effectively while improving efficiency across the entire food production system.  Recognizing this challenge and the increasing global demand for animal products, a committee of eminent experts will conduct a study and prepare a report that will identify critical research and development (R&D), technologies, and resource needs for research in the field of animal agriculture, both nationally and internationally.  Specifically, the report will identify the most important needs for future research in this area, including: assessing global demand for products of food animal origin in 2050 within the framework of ensuring global food security; evaluating how climate change and limited natural resources may impact the ability to meet future global demand for animal products in sustainable production systems, including typical conventional, alternative and evolving animal production systems in the U.S. and internationally; identifying factors that may impact ability of the U.S. to meet demand for animal products, including the need for trained human capital, product safety and quality, and adoption of new knowledge, information and technologies; identifying the needs for human capital development, technology transfer and information systems for emerging and evolving animal production systems in developing countries, including the resources needed to develop and disseminate this knowledge and technologies; and describing the evolution of sustainable animal production systems relevant to production and production efficiency metrics in the U.S. and in developing countries.
 

Meetings & Events

Meeting 1: Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research
March 10-11, 2014
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St NW
Washington, DC

Meeting 2: Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research

May 13-14, 2014
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St NW
Washington, DC

Meeting 3: Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research
July 7-10, 2014
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St NW
Washington, DC 

Meeting 4: Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research
September 8-9, 2014
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St NW
Washington, DC  
 

Reports

Forthcoming

Members

  • Bernard Goldstein (Chair)
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Louis R. D'Abramo
    Mississippi State University
  • Gary F. Hartnell
    Monsanto Company
  • Joy A. Mench
    University of California, Davis
  • Sara Place
    Oklahoma State University
  • Mo Salman
    Colorado State University
  • Dennis Treacy
    Smithfield Foods
  • B.L. Turner, II
    Arizona State University
  • Gary W. Williams
    Texas A&M University-College Station
  • Felicia Wu
    Michigan State University

Biographies of committee members are provided on the National Academies' Current Projects site.

Sponsors

The project is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, National Pork Board, Tyson Foods, Inc., Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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