Fact Sheet

Capitol Hill Briefing: Industrial Animal Farms and Worker Health and Safety

On December 17, 2009, Pew hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in collaboration with Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Leading experts discussed the public health and sociological effects of industrial farm animal production for farm workers and rural communities.

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Agriculture and Antibiotic Resistance 

Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa College of Public Health 

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Veterinary Medicine's Role 

Michael Blackwell, D.V.M., M.P.H., former assistant surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service; former dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee

Industrial Swine Production in North Carolina: Environmental, Health, and Social Impacts 

Steven Wing, Ph.D., associate professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Environmental Health Awareness: Challenges in Eastern North Carolina

Dothula Baron-Hall and Devon Hall, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Health (REACH), Duplin County, North Carolina

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