The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has scheduled its “Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues" symposium for June 8, 9 and 10.

More than 30 speakers and panelists are scheduled to address the impacts of regulations on food-animal agriculture at all levels--including economics of production, rural demographics, animal welfare, and societal and global effects--and analyze the intended and unintended consequences of those regulations.

Symposium speakers and panelists will focus on several critical issues, including:

  • Integration of Competing Concepts Surrounding the ethical Use of Food Animals
  • Bioethical and Animal Welfare Issues Long-term Survival and Food Security
  • Analysis of Certification and Regulatory Programs
  • Societal and Global Impacts
  • Consequences of Decisions by Consumers and Government Decision Makers

The Symposium will take place at Jefferson Auditorium, South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-3700

The symposium is free, but registration is required. To register, visit the event Web site.

For more information: Contact CAST at or (515) 292-2125.

Source: Pork (sister publication to Dairy Herd Management)