Friday March 2, 2018: Future of Food Global Dialogues: ‘Grazed and Confused’

“Grazed and Confused”: Panel on meat production, climate change, and sustainability

Friday, March 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room 107 – Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver

Grazing animals have a significant influence on anthropogenic greenhouse emissions from agriculture. This seminar will invite dialogue on topics related to meat production, grazing, environment and climate change. For a background document, see the Food and Climate Research Network’s recent report on grazing systems and climate change.

Presentations (10 mins each):

  • Beyond GhGs: assessing the water footprint of cattle in Southern Amazonia – Michael Lathuillière
  • Is reduced consumption of livestock products a strong leverage point to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? – Navin Ramankutty and Zia Mehrabi
  • Grazing cattle in family farming: welfare for the cow, the farmer and the consumer? – Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado

Panel Speakers:

  • Michael Lathuillière is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and has specialized in Water Footprint assessment methods applied to agricultural products.
  • Professor Navin Ramankutty is the Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.
  • Zia Mehrabi is a postdoctoral research fellow at Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.
  • Professor Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado is a visiting professor at UBC Animal Welfare Program. He is a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, where he leads a research group on Animal Agroecology and Animal Welfare.

 

The Future of Food Global Dialogue Series talks are free, with no RSVP required.

You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System.

Upcoming Future of Food Dialogues:

The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farmthe Liu Institute for Global Issues, as part of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC Reads Sustainability, an initiative of UBC Sustainability, and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

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