Release of Final Report and Recommendations
April 29, 2008
Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
View the press release.
Read the full report.
Beginning in 2006, The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (PCIFAP) undertook an exhaustive examination on the impacts to humans, animals and the environment of intensive food animal production. Areas studied by the Commission included the spread of zoonotic diseases and other public health threats, environmental degradation, animal welfare concerns, and socioeconomic effects on rural communities.
The PCIFAP is a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its 2 ½-year study encompassed site visits to production facilities across the country, consultation with industry stakeholders, public health, medical, and agriculture experts, public meetings, and peer-reviewed technical papers.
On Tuesday, April 29, the Commission will present its findings in a comprehensive report entitled "Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America." The report offers practical recommendations designed to address public health, environmental, and animal welfare concerns; ensure a safe, abundant food supply; and foster sustainable and economically viable models of animal agriculture.
Telepress Briefing - 1:30 PM EDT More details on the telepress briefing.
Satellite Feeds - 3:00 PM EDT, 4:00 PM EDT, & Friday, April 30, 10:00 AM EDT More details on the satellite feed.