Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Guest Host:

Jennifer Golbeck
Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.

In a move applauded by animal welfare groups, two of the country's biggest pork producers say they'll end some controversial practices on the farm. The news comes at a time when lawmakers are reluctant to act on animal treatment issues, but companies are making unilateral moves to win customer loyalty. We explore how ethics and animal welfare concerns affect the decisions consumers make about what to eat.

Guests

Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, "The Joy of Coffee: The Essential Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying" (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)

Paul Shapiro

Director, Farm Animal Protection Campaign, Humane Society of the United States

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