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Project Title: A Framework for Assessing Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System

PIN: IOM-FNB-12-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit:
Food and Nutrition Board
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

RSO:
Oria, Maria

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Environment and Environmental Studies; Food and Nutrition; Health and Medicine


A Framework for Assessing Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
September 16, 2013 - September 18, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Allison Berger
Email: alberger@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3989
Fax: 202-334-2316


Agenda:

A Workshop on Mapping the Food System and its Effects
Committee on A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
September 16-17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

12:30 PM
Registration

1:30
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Malden Nesheim, Committee Chair

Session 1 – Defining the U.S. Food System

1:40
Session 1 Introduction
Moderator: Kate Clancy, Committee Member

1:45
U.S. food system from the perspective of fruit and vegetable producers
Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Association (confirmed)

2:15
The U.S. food system from a Manufacturers perspective
Joan Menke Schaenzer, ConAgra Foods (confirmed)

2:45 Break

3:00
Broad Overview of the U.S. Food System
Catherine Woteki, U.S. Department of Agriculture (confirmed)


3:30
The U.S. role in a global food system
K. Scott Portnoy, Cargill (confirmed)

3:50
Discussion with Session 1 Speakers

Session 2 – Environmental Effects of the Food System

4:15
Session 2 Introduction
Moderator: Scott Swinton, Committee Member

4:20
Global Challenges to Food Security and the Environment
Jonathan Foley, University of Minnesota (confirmed)

4:40
Methods to measure and value ecosystem services and trade-offs
Jim Boyd, Resources for the Future (confirmed)

5:00
Economic determinants of agricultural land use in the long run
Tom Hertel, Purdue University (confirmed)

5:20
Modeling the bio-geochemistry of nutrients flow into ground and surface waters and air from various agro-ecosystems
R. Cesar Izaurralde, PNNL and University of Maryland (confirmed)

5:40
Discussion with Session 2 Speakers

6:15 Adjourn


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

8:00 AM
Registration

8:30
Welcome and Recap of Day 1
Malden Nesheim, Committee Chair

Session 3 –Socioeconomic Effects of the Food System

8:40
Session 3 Introduction
Moderator: Robbin Johnson, Committee Member

8:45
Agriculture, trade, and rural development
Robert Thompson, Johns Hopkins University (confirmed)

9:05
Market responses to sustainability in U.S. agricultural and food policies and practices
Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University (confirmed)

9:25
Discussion with Session 3 Speakers

9:45 Break

Session 4 – Health Effects of the Food System

10:00
Session 4 Introduction
Moderator: Keshia Pollack, Committee Member

10:05
Consumer preferences and marketing as drivers of the food supply
David Just, Cornell University (confirmed)

10:25
Food access: prices and the retail environment
Parke Wilde, Tufts University (confirmed)

10:45
Assessing and managing health risks from chemical constituents and
contaminants of food
Joseph Rodricks, ENVIRON (confirmed)

11:05
Networks of exchanging antibiotic resistance in human-associated and environmental bacteria
Gautam Dantas, Washington University (confirmed)

11:25
Assessing food system effects on chronic diseases and related health
inequities
Shiriki Kumanyka, University of Pennsylvania (confirmed)

11:45
Discussion with Session 3 Speakers

12:30 Lunch (On Your Own)

Session 5 – Use of Frameworks and Sustainability Indicators

1:30 Session 5 Introduction
Moderator: Ross Hammond, Committee Member

1:35
Use of a corporate framework for social and environmental responsibility
Robert Langert, McDonalds (confirmed)

1:55
Use of a corporate framework for social and environmental responsibility in contracted food service
Helene York, Bon Appetit (confirmed)

2:15
Use of standards and indicators to monitor food systems sustainability
Molly Anderson, College of the Atlantic (confirmed)

2:35
Life cycle assessment as a conceptual and analytical framework for linking food production and consumption
Martin Heller, University of Michigan (confirmed)

2:55
Use of cost-benefit at FDA
Bradley Brown, Food and Drug Administration (confirmed)

3:15
Use of environmental impact assessment at EPA
Charles Griffiths, Environmental Protection Agency

3:35 Break

3:50
Discussion with Session 5 Speakers

4:40
Public Comments

5:00
Closing Remarks
Malden Nesheim, Committee Chair

5:15 Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Malden Nesheim
Kate Clancy
Darren Haver
Ross Hammond
Robbin Johnson
Douglas Jackson-Smith
Susan Krebs-Smith
Matt Liebman
Frank Mitloehner
Keshia Pollack
Patrick Stover
Katherine Swanson
Scott Swinton


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Gathered and discussed information from the workshop speakers on the food system.
Finalize the various templates/outlines from the working groups.
Identified guiding principles for a framework.
Reviewed the outline and timeline in preparation for the draft report.
Identified additional needs and information gathering approaches.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Selected charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, USDA-ERS
Relevant References, Catherine Woteki, USDA-ERS
Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, USDA-ERS
Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Science
Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector, USDA-ERS

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 25, 2013