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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
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Current Research


Social Sustainability of Egg Production Project

January 1, 2008-December 31, 2011

Funded by the American Egg Board, reviewed by the USDA

Directed by Janice Swanson, Chairperson, Department of Animal Science, MSU, Joy Mench, Professor and Director of the Center for Animal Welfare, University of California, Davis; and Paul Thompson, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, MSU

Interview of Janice Swanson and Paul Thompson prepared for the American Egg Board: link to video recording of Paul and Janice w/ Jeff Armstrong:

Symposium papers, Poultry Science Journal: