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Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

In a move applauded by animal welfare groups, two of the country's biggest pork producers say they'll end some controversial practices on the farm. The news comes at a time when lawmakers are reluctant to act on animal treatment issues, but companies are making unilateral moves to win customer loyalty. We explore how ethics and animal welfare concerns affect the decisions consumers make about what to eat.

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