Dr. Alan Goldberg Speaks at Annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture Thursday

Green Mountain College will host Dr. Alan Goldberg as speaker at the College’s annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture, Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Ackley Hall. Dr. Goldberg is professor of toxicology and founding director at the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The title of his address is “Animals, Food; Food-Animals.” In his presentation Dr. Goldberg will examine the question “With an estimated human population of nine billion by 2050, and possibly higher by 2100, how do we ethically feed the world?” The discussion illuminates human attitudes about animals and their roles in research and agriculture.

Dr. Goldberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota-Pharmacology and has completed post-graduate work in the U.S., the Netherlands, France, and Israel. He serves on the International Animal Welfare Advisory Boards of Shell and consults with Epithelix, a Swiss company.

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is focused on working with industry and government to support alternatives to the use of animals in research, product safety testing, and education.

Starting in 2007, Dr. Goldberg served as a Pew Commissioner on the study “Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America.” The report highlighted the public health threats and animal abuse inherent in modern factory farming and recommended reforms including reducing intensive confinement of animals, eliminating the use of antimicrobials, and increasing competition in the livestock market through regulatory changes in business practice.

Front Page