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Animal Health & Food Security Policy

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

National Animal Health and Food Security Policy

At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security

Global Warming and Livestock – the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and how they may affect food security. 
March 25 through March 28, 2013

U.S. GAO (Government Accountability Office)

“The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the ‘congressional watchdog’, GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. http://www.gao.gov/about/index.html

The following titles are recent GAO reports that address questions that Congress has asked about climate change and US policies and funding decisions. The links are to summaries of reports or congressional hearings that featured GAO staff. These links will connect you to the full reports. The two that are most relevant for this program are the reports from October 2009 and June and July 2011.

Climate Change Adaptation
Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making
GAO-12-238T, Nov 16, 2011

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-238T

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