Food quality and safety. Bioethics. Animal welfare and animal rights. Biotechnology. Environmental concerns and human health issues. Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture, Third Editiondiscusses some of the major controversial issues impacting animal production. The author critically evaluates societal concerns, presents several points of view, and points the way towards an acceptable middle ground that can accommodate the diverse viewpoints of society, including those of the livestock industry. Each chapter has been written so that it might stand alone. The author extensively cites recent literature, providing an entry into scientific literature for those who want more information and exposing readers to scientific literature as contrasted with the popular press. Animal science students, agriculture majors and anyone who wishes to be a more educated consumer will find this book interesting, informative, and invaluable.Cheeke, Peter R. is the author of 'Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131125865 and ISBN 0131125869.