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Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

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John Carlin, Chair
Executive-in-residence, Kansas State University; 8th U.S. Archivist (1995-2005); former governor of Kansas (1979-1987)

blackwellMichael Blackwell, Vice Chair
DVM, MPH, President and CEO of The Blackwell Group, L.L.C., a venture capital firm that focuses on healthcare products and services;
former Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee; assistant surgeon general (Ret.), U.S. Public Health Service; former chief of staff, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
andrewsBrother David Andrews, CSC, JD, coordinator for Peace and Justice of the Congregation of Holy Cross; former executive director, National Catholic Rural Life Conference; member, Iowa Food Policy Council
bauccioFedele Bauccio, MBA, co-founder and CEO, Bon Appétit Management, the first food service company to address issues related to where and how food is grown
dempsterTom Dempster, state senator, South Dakota; member, Health and Human Services Committee and Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
glickmanDan Glickman, JD, chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
alan goldbergAlan M. Goldberg, PhD, professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

John Hatch, DrPH, Kenan Professor Emeritus, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; senior program development officer, The Center for Health and Healing of The General Baptist State Convention, Raleigh, N.C.

jacksonDan Jackson, rancher; member, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; former president, Western Montana Stockgrowers Association; former committee member, Farm Service Agency

Frederick Kirschenmann, PhD, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University; president, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture; served on USDA National Organic Standards Board

merchantJames Merchant, MD, DrPH, dean, University of Iowa College of Public Health; leading expert on occupational and environmental health, rural health and public health policy

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University; author of Food Politics and What to Eat

nimanBill Niman, cattle rancher; founder of Niman Ranch, Inc., a natural beef, pork, and lamb company supplied by a network of over 600 family-owned farms and ranches that all adhere to a strict code of animal husbandry that emphasizes traditional, humane methods

Bernard Rollin, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Colorado State University; Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Animal Sciences, and University Bioethicist at Colorado State University; leading scholar in animal welfare

Mary WilsonMary Wilson, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Leading infectious diseases expert

Photographs Courtesy of USDA
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