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The Resource Exploring health and environmental costs of food : workshop summary, Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Exploring health and environmental costs of food : workshop summary, Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Exploring health and environmental costs of food : workshop summary
Title
Exploring health and environmental costs of food
Title remainder
workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. food system provides many benefits, not the least of which is a safe, nutritious and consistent food supply. However, the same system also creates significant environmental, public health, and other costs that generally are not recognized and not accounted for in the retail price of food. These include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, air pollution, and their environmental consequences, the transfer of antibiotic resistance from food animals to human, and other human health outcomes, including foodborne illnesses and chronic disease. Some external costs which are also known as externalities are accounted for in ways that do not involve increasing the price of food. But many are not. They are borne involuntarily by society at large. A better understanding of external costs would help decision makers at all stages of the life cycle to expand the benefits of the U.S. food system even further. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a public workshop on April 23-23, 2012, to explore the external costs of food, methodologies for quantifying those costs, and the limitations of the methodologies. The workshop was intended to be an information-gathering activity only. Given the complexity of the issues and the broad areas of expertise involved, workshop presentations and discussions represent only a small portion of the current knowledge and are by no means comprehensive. The focus was on the environmental and health impacts of food, using externalities as a basis for discussion and animal products as a case study. The intention was not to quantify costs or benefits, but rather to lay the groundwork for doing so. A major goal of the workshop was to identify information sources and methodologies required to recognize and estimate the costs and benefits of environmental and public health consequences associated with the U.S. food system. It was anticipated that the workshop would provide the basis for a follow-up consensus study of the subject and that a central task of the consensus study will be to develop a framework for a full-scale accounting of the environmental and public health effects for all food products of the U.S. food system. Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary provides the basis for a follow-up planning discussion involving members of the IOM Food and Nutrition Board and the NRC Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and others to develop the scope and areas of expertise needed for a larger-scale, consensus study of the subject"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
338.19
Funding information
Supported by the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.E8 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9000.5
NAL item number
.E87 2012
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
WA 695
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pray, Leslie A
  • Pillsbury, Laura
  • Oria, Maria
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Food
  • Food
  • Food prices
  • Ecology
  • Public Health
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Ecology
  • Food
  • Food prices
  • Food supply
  • United States
Label
Exploring health and environmental costs of food : workshop summary, Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The economics of food prices -- Understanding measures and strategies -- Examining social and ecological costs and benefits -- Attaching value to costs and benefits -- Exploring costs and benefits -- Reflecting on the path forward
Control code
822216168
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 106 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309265812
Lccn
2012406895
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822216168
Label
Exploring health and environmental costs of food : workshop summary, Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The economics of food prices -- Understanding measures and strategies -- Examining social and ecological costs and benefits -- Attaching value to costs and benefits -- Exploring costs and benefits -- Reflecting on the path forward
Control code
822216168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 106 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309265812
Lccn
2012406895
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822216168

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