Symposium 2019

Perspectives on Sustainable Diets

Symposium Speaker

Frank Mitloehner, PhD


Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist
Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Frank Mitloehner is a Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He received his MS degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and his PhD degree in Animal Science from Texas Technical University.

Dr. Mitloehner is an expert in agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry. He conducts research that is directly relevant to the understanding and mitigation of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.

Dr. Mitloehner has served as Chair of a global United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production. He served 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”.

By Frank Mitloehner

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Livestock Development Officer
Animal Production and Health Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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