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Industrial Food Animal Production >> Animal Feed
A wide range of inputs, including waste materials, are allowed in the production of animal feed. Research is beginning to find a greater connection between what is fed to farm animals and human health.
Recommended resources on this topic:
Reports & Other Documents
Animal Feed Impact on Food Safety
Report of the FAO/WHO Expert Meeting, 2008.
Feed for food-producing animals: A resource on ingredients, the industry, and regulation
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, 2007.
They eat what? The reality of feed at animal factories
Union of Concerned Scientists.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
What do we feed to food-production animals? A review of animal feed ingredients and their potential impacts on human health
A.R. Sapkota et al. Environ Health Perspect. February 2007.
Bacterial contamination of animal feed and its relationship to human foodborne illness
J.A. Crump, et al. Clin Infect Dis. October 2002.
Extra ingredients: hormones in food
G.L. Solomon. Environ Health Perspect. August 1994
Animal Feed Resources Information System (FAO)
Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)
Additional Tools & Resources
Human Health Safety of Animal Feeds Workshop
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004.
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