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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Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa College of Public Health
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
Steven Wing, Ph.D., associate professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dothula Baron-Hall and Devon Hall, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Health (REACH), Duplin County, North Carolina