OCW One Health, 2009
G. Kaufman, DVM
1. Conventional and Sustainable Agriculture and Health
Focus restricted to New England as much as possible.
1.1. The General Problem
Sustainable (organic) farming practices produce better overall human, animal and environmental health outcomes than conventional farming practices.
What dairy farming practices produce better overall human, animal and environmental health?
1.2. The Setting
The largest agricultural product in New England is dairy (= milk production), so we will focus on this specific farming sector.
1.3. The Organizational Focus of the Seminar
Using the Life-cycle Assessment concept for evaluating health impacts of specific farming methods
1.4. Seminar Products
Design a tool to evaluate health impacts of a farming operation using a vue methodology and life cycle assessment model. This tool will help to identify health impacts and risk factors at every stage and identify research/surveillance, or data analysis that would be needed to adequately address a specific issue.