Food Animal Production
Much of the world’s meat, dairy and egg production is characterized by large-scale, geographically-concentrated operations that rely on external inputs and inexpensive labor, and that are controlled by a small number of companies. These methods of production are dominant in high-income countries and increasingly common in lower- and middle-income countries. A growing body of evidence indicates that this industrial manner of animal production threatens rural communities, consumers and ecosystems, and compromises animal welfare. For more than 20 years, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future has applied a public health lens to the ecological, economic, and social considerations across the spectrum of animal production methods.
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Stories and Viewpoints
An investigation into externalities associated with the current food system, also known as "true cost accounting."
Engaging in work focused on issues related to the production of meat, dairy and eggs.
Our 2016 survey of Maryland voters found broad support for reforms to the poultry industry.