PHC 6931 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues Sustainability: The Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future Robert S. Lawrence, MD Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Director, Center for a Livable Future Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University Monday, March 17, 2008 11:45AM – 1:20PM Room G101, HPNP Building Learning Objectives: 1. After completing the readings and participating in the discussion of food systems the student will be able to describe the interactions among diet, food production, health, and the environment. 2. ... the student will be able to define local food security, global food security, and food systems. 3. ... the student will be able to discuss risks posed by our modern food production system to the environment and human health. Readings: Horrigan L, Lawrence RS, Walker P. How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address the Environmental and Human Health Aims of Industrial Agriculture. Environmental Health Perspectives. 110:445-456. 2002. Walker P, Rhubart-Berg P, McKenzie S, Kelling K, Lawrence RS. Public Health Implications of Meat Production and Consumption.Public Health Nutrition 8:348-356. 2005. <http://www.apha.org/advocacy/policy/policysearch/default.htm?id=1361> describing the APHA position on the 2007 farm bill. There is no written document or pdf available for this policy statement about a healthy and sustainable food system.