4th WLC to discuss livestock contributions to climate change

United States
Published:  07 June, 2019
Professor Frank Mitloehner

Prof. Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension from the Department of Animal Science at the University of California (Davis), will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Leather Congress (WLC) taking place in New York on July 16.

An expert for agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry, Prof Mitloehner will participate at the “Leather Sustainability and Innovation” session of the fourth World Leather Congress to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, when he will discuss the facts and fiction of livestock’s contributions to climate change. Professor Mitloehner holds a MS degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Leipzig (Germany) and a PhD degree in Animal Science from Texas Technical University. Overall, he conducts research that is directly relevant to understanding and mitigating of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions on the health and safety of farm workers and neighbouring communities.

Professor Mitloehner has served as Chairman for a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production, as workgroup member on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as member on the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on “A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System”.

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