The Evolution of Animal Agriculture

Explore how farm animal care connects to a healthy food supply and environment

It is important to provide a window into the world of animal agriculture, knowing 98% of the U.S. population has no direct connection to agriculture. You’re invited to explore the blogs, videos and information on this site, which highlight advances in animal care, dispel myths and outline some of the challenges and opportunities ahead. Send questions and comments to Dr. Leah Dorman at


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What Do Farm Animals Eat? Insects Could Be on the Menu!

What’s the buzz about insects in animal feed? A U.S. meat industry titan is exploring a new frontier in sustainable protein by introducing insect ingredients into animal feed. Learn how bite-sized bugs offer big health benefits to animals – and people, too! Read More


Let’s Dive In: Part 4 – Is Fish Farming Sustainable?

As a veterinarian, I’ve spent my career working with pigs, cattle, chickens and the like. Throw a question at me Read More


Let’s Dive In: Part 3 – Are Fish Raised on Farms Healthy?

Farmed fish come from a variety of farm types. From net enclosures in oceans, rivers and ponds to land-based indoor or outdoor tanks, fish are raised in many ways around the globe. But regardless of the differences, the health and welfare of the fish is a top priority. Learn about the care and innovation behind fish wellbeing in Part 3 of “Let’s Dive In,” my four-part series on aquaculture. Read More

People, Animals & Planet

Never before have experts in human health, animal health and environmental health understood, as well as we do today, the deep connections between all three. Learn about the “One Health” approach to see the world differently.

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