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Title:Swine Research Farms
Author(s):Lau, Zhiwei Joel; BTW 250-A1_06-02; Kwok, Wan-Ling; Bohlen, Edward
Subject(s):Administration/Services
Animal Care and Use
Ethics
University Programs
Swine Research Center
Abstract:This project focuses on the Swine Research Center (SRC) at the U of I to investigate what role it plays in the pork industry and how researchers work to resolve problems in an ethical manner. On the basis of literature research and interviews, the authors find that swine research primarily looks at the consequences of new foods for the pigs, such as genetic modified organisms (e.g. corn and soybean) and distiller-dried grain solubles, which is a byproduct of ethanol production for fuel. The funding for swine research comes from many places, most of which are commercial companies with which the department works closely. The studies and the adherence to ethical standards protect the welfare of the pigs and of humans.
Issue Date:2006-05-15
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1886
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-02


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