Testimony of Robert P. Martin on the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

Source Organization: Pew Environment Group

Speaker: Robert P. Martin

Senior Officer, Pew Environment Group

Venue: United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules

07/13/2009 - Good afternoon Madame Chair and members of the Rules Committee. My name is Robert P. Martin and I am a senior officer at The Pew Environment Group. Prior to my current position at The Pew Environment Group, I was the Executive Director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (PCIFAP). I appreciate the opportunity to appear today.

The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production was an independent commission funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to investigate the problems associated with industrial farm animal production (IFAP) operations and to make recommendations to solve them. Fifteen Commissioners with diverse backgrounds began meeting in March of 2006 to start their evidence-based review of the problems caused by IFAP. I am attaching a list of the Commissioners with my statement.

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