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A Workshop Agenda Exploring the True Costs of Food April 23 and 24, 2012 The Pew Charitable Trusts 901 E Street, NW Americas Room, Second Floor Washington, DC 20004 Meeting Goals • Discuss the environmental and public health effects and trade-offs of the practices that occur at all life cycle stages (e.g., production, processing, packaging, distribution, preparation, and consumption) for all foods in the U.S. food system. • Identify the types of information sources and methodologies required to recognize and estimate the costs and benefits of environmental and public health consequences associated with the U.S. food system. • Discuss potential issues and challenges to estimating/quantifying the hid- den costs of the U.S. food system. • Consider the kind of research strategy and feasibility of conducting a full-scale accounting of the environmental and public health effects for all food products of the U.S. food system. 91
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92 EXPLORING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF FOOD DAY 1: April 23, 2012 8:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 Welcoming Remarks Helen Jensen, Workshop Planning Committee Chair Iowa State University 8:35 Sponsor Remarks Anne Haddix, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8:50 KEYNOTE The Economics of Food Prices and Considerations for Valuing Food Katherine (Kitty) Smith, American Farmland Trust 9:15 Q&A Session 1 – Understanding Measures and Strategies for Estimating the Costs of Food 9:30 Life Cycle Assessment Martin Heller, University of Michigan 10:00 Health Impact Assessment Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (via phone) 10:30 Break 10:45 Environmental Consequences John Antle, Oregon State University 11:15 Public Health Consequences James Hammitt, Harvard University 11:45 Discussion 12:15 p.m. Lunch Session 2 – Identifying External Effects 1:15 Working Group Introductions Helen Jensen 1:30 Working Groups (two rotations: 1:30-3:00 and 3:00-4:30) • Energy and greenhouse gas emissions
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APPENDIX A 93 • Soil, water, and other environmental consequences • Consequences of antimicrobial use in agriculture • Other public health consequences 4:30 Reflections and Reactions All Participants 5:00 Adjourn DAY 2: April 24, 2012 8:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 Welcoming Remarks Helen Jensen, Planning Committee Chair 8:45 Reports from Working Groups 9:45 Panel on the Social and Ecological Dimensions of the Food Supply Ecological services: Scott Swinton, Michigan State University Health inequalities: Steven Wing, University of North Carolina Accessibility to food: Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists Animal welfare: Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University Session 3 – Quantification Methods 11:00 Lessons from The Hidden Costs of Energy Report James Hammitt, Harvard University 11:30 Valuing Agricultural Externalities and Public Health Impacts Anna Alberini, University of Maryland 12:00 p.m. Concluding Thoughts and Discussion of Next Steps Helen Jensen 12:15 Adjourn
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