Thursday, May 1, 2008

Putting Meat on The Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America

The following is an excerpt of an AP article. The article pertains to a final summation of a 2 1/2 year study by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. I realize that this report is merely justifying what many of you have been preaching for years, but it's always nice to have more facts on your side. Interesting note about this report is it's recommendation of some form of disease-monitoring program that allows rapid traceback of animals....NAIS anyone?

Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses “Unacceptable” Risks to Public Health, Environment

(Washington, DC – April 29, 2008) The current industrial farm animal production (IFAP) system often poses unacceptable risks to public health, the environment and the welfare of the animals themselves, according to an extensive 2½-year examination conducted by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (PCIFAP), in a study released today.
Commissioners have determined that the negative effects of the IFAP system are too great and the scientific evidence is too strong to ignore. Significant changes must be implemented and must start now. And while some areas of animal agriculture have recognized these threats and have taken action, it is clear that the industry has a long way to go.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great report! I am almost done college and I want to become a lobbyist. When I go to Washington I am going to raise hell that they change the way food is produced and processed in the United States. People are actually being poisoned from their food...this is just not right.