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The Food System and the Health of People and the Planet
June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Presented By: Robert S. Lawrence, MD, MACP
The current food system fails to provide food security and a healthy diet. This has major consequences for human health and for the health of our ecosystem.
Robert S. Lawrence, MD is the Center for a Livable Future Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the founding director of the Center for a Livable Future (1996-2015), which supports research and develops policies related to the public health impacts of industrial food animal production, improving food security, fulfilling the right to food, and adopting healthier diets.
Dr. Lawrence’s accomplishments and honors include co-founding Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in 1986 and taking part in many international investigations of human rights abuses. PHR shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to eliminate the use of anti-personnel landmines. Bob currently chairs PHR’s board of directors.
- Express the synergy between healthy diets and sustainability
- Describe strategies to adopt a plant-centric diet
- Prioritize counseling patients about the health benefits of a plant-centric diet