National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (NCIFAP)
The Joplin Independent, Monday, February 5, 2007, includes an article about the National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (NCIFAP) and a public hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at the Inn at Carnall Hall on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus, regarding the public health, environmental, rural community, and animal health impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Inn at Carnall Hall
465 N. Arkansas Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
University of Arkansas campus
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Public hearings are one component of the Commission’s 2-year examination of the food animal production model commonly known as intensive or confined animal feeding operations, where hundreds, and often times thousands, of animals are raised in one location. Many issues the NCIFAP is addressing include but are not limited to zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza, Salmonella, and E. coli; manure and waste disposal systems; chicken litter; air and water pollution concerns; and the use of chicken feed supplemented with arsenic-based growth promoters.