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Friday, 08 March 2019 00:00

UN Environment Assembly Side Event to Cover Sustainable and Humane Food Systems

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 World Animal Net, co-sponsored by the Women's Major Group, Compassion in World Farming, Global Forest Coalition, Brighter Green, ProVeg International, Africa Network for Animal Welfare, and the Good Food Institute, is hosting a side event at the United Nations Environment Assembly.   

The event will be moderated by Janice Cox and Jessica Bridgers of World Animal Net. There will also be a variety of speakers:

  • Dr. Dennis Makau, Africa Network for Animal Welfare
  • Duncan Williamson, Compassion in World Farming
  • Isis Alvarez, Global Forest Coalition
  • Raphael Podselver, ProVeg International
  • Seth Goldman, Beyond Meat (Video Presentation)
  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The goal of the event is to explore the impact of industrial animal agriculture on deforestation, biodiversity loss, and climate change, and discuss innovative solutions to production and consumption patterns to reduce this impact and transition to sustainable food systems.

The event will be held on March 13, 2019. 

World Animal Net has also prepared a quiz that tests users knowledge of animal agriculture facts. Sources for the quiz can be found here

Sasha Gesmer

Sasha is the Communications Coordinator at World Animal Net. She received a bachelors from St. John's College in MD, with a double major in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science, and a double minor in Classics and Comparative Literature. Before starting at WAN, Sasha built a robust social media community for her alma mater, was on the founding team of a cell-based meat startup, worked at several environmentally focused nonprofits, and spent a few months living at a meditation center. In addition to her role at World Animal Net, she is also a co-founder of a soon-to-be-launched social impact project that will focus heavily on animal protection.