The Center for Consumer Freedom was started with $600,000 from Phillip Morris and it shows (Sept. 27, Letters).
How can the Humane Society of the United States be accused of cherry-picking studies when every one of the last 10 studies comparing cage to cage-free operations found higher risk of salmonella contamination in conventional cage facilities?
The summary cited in Martosko's letter is a fatally flawed American Egg Board-funded review that is only able to fabricate doubt over the public health menace posed by caging hens by ignoring the best science to date, the European Food Safety Authority analysis of more than 5,000 operations across 25 countries that found significantly less salmonella contamination in cage-free operations.
Industry front groups have a history of distorting the scientific record to try to downplay the risks of hazardous practices and the extreme confinement of animals in agribusiness is no exception.
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