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.