Conference – Meeting the Demand: Growing Markets for Sustainable Meat and Dairy, Washington DC

Meeting the Demand: Growing Markets for Sustainable Meat and Dairy

A conference for institutional consumers, investors and sustainable meat and dairy producers

March 3rd, 2010

“Meeting the Demand” will bring together producers, investors and institutional consumers (hospitals, schools, religious communities and congregations, hotels and restaurants) with scientists and experts in food safety, worker health and safety, and agricultural sustainability for a day-long conversation about the costs, benefits, challenges and opportunities for growing local and regional markets for sustainable, ethical meat and dairy products. The conference will explore: * Sourcing safe, locally produced meat and dairy products; Definitions and measurements of sustainability in animal agriculture; The costs and benefits of a sustainable and ethical food system; The high-risks of the CAFO production system for all stakeholders; Transitioning to a more sustainable system: who are the likely winners and losers; Overcoming obstacles and building networks for distribution; Investment opportunities in sustainable meat and dairy production. Who should attend this conference? * Institutional food purchasing managers; Community benefits staff at non-profit healthcare institutions; Institutional food marketing organizations; Community development financial institutions; Rural economic development agencies; Foundations interested in program-related and mission-related investment; Food and agriculture policymakers and agencies personnel; Producers and suppliers of meat and dairy from animals raised without hormones or routine use of antibiotics When Wednesday, March 3, 2010  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Where The Pew Center, 901 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2008 Registration begins January 19th For more information - please e-mail: foodconference@iccr.org For Event Summary and Registration Info Click HERE Sponsored by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Co-sponsored by Calvert Investments, Consumers Union and the Social Investment Forum.

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