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on May 3, 2017

Activist-influenced food pledges increase poverty rates

KSU professor: When a restaurant makes a supply chain pledge on perceived animal welfare issues, they are driving up food prices and subsequently the rate of poverty

Restaurants who act too quickly to sourcing only animal protein products such as cage-free eggs, slower-growing broilers, crate-free pork and meat from animals raised without antibiotics, they are harming the overall economy, according to Dr. Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology, Kansas State University.

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