Summit to address critical animal welfare issues
The Animal Agriculture Alliance's seventh
industry-wide Stakeholders Summit will address the most critical issues in
animal welfare today.
The day and a half conference will be held on April 8-9 at the Sheraton
Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. This year's theme will be ''Animal
Welfare: Building Bridges Across the Food Chain.''
For the second year in a row, Mike Adams, host of rural American radio
programme AgriTalk and one of America's best-known agricultural
journalists, will moderate this event.
Special topics to be addressed at the Summit include:
- Animal welfare's impact on the future of food retail;
- Meeting restaurant and retailer expectations;
- Legislation, regulation and government initiatives;
- Legislation's unintended consequences;
- International animal welfare regulation and their
potential impact on trade; and
- The Pew Commission on industrial farm animal production.
In addition, the Summit breakout sessions will feature speakers focusing on
connecting the food chain, educating consumers and protecting American
Kevin Murphy, President of Food Chain Communications, will focus on the
importance of building relationships across the food chain and then present ways
to strengthen these ever more critical relationships. The importance of this
topic is underscored by an increasing number of statements on animal welfare
made by major grocers and restaurants over the past year.
executive vice president of the Alliance, commented that "our goal is to provide
attendees from around the world the insight and information to successfully meet
To register on the web, visit the Alliance website
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