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Industrial Food Animal Production in America: Examining the Impact of the Pew Commission’s Priority Recommendations

Center for a Livable Future, October 2013

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Five years ago, the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production released its landmark report, Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America. The report was a critical first step in documenting the unsustainable nature of the dominant contemporary model of food animal production. The risks posed by that model to people, to the welfare of animals, and to environmental quality, as well as to the ability of the planet to sustain future life, were clearly described in the report and in its technical appendices.

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