Environmental Studies 261: Trade Organizations

Animal Biocapital and the Politics of Meat
Professor: Les Beldo
Spring 2017

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEAT PROCESSORS
"The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) is North America's largest meat trade organization. Founded in 1939, it is the mission of AAMP to provide quality service, knowledge through education, regulatory representation, and networking opportunities for members."

NORTH AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE
"Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC, NAMI keeps its fingers on the pulse of legislation, regulation and media activity that impacts the meat and poultry industry and provides rapid updates and analyses to its members to help them stay informed."

U.S. POULTRY & EGG ASSOCIATION 
"The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is the world's largest and most active poultry organization. We represent the entire industry as an "All Feather" association. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies."

NATIONAL AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION
"To provide a unified national voice for aquaculture that ensures its sustainability, protects its profitability, and encourages its development in an environmentally responsible manner"

Money & Influence

What are Think Tanks?

A think tank is "an organization, institute, corporation, or group that conducts research and engages in advocacy in public policy." (Sourcewatch.org)

When using information from a think tank:

  • Consider the biases that think tanks may be bringing to the discussion. 
  • Learn about the think tank by looking at the major contributors and the staff. 
  • Use evaluative sites to better understand the point of view the think tank may have. 
  • Ideally, contrast policy statements from two think tanks with vastly different perspectives on the issue.

Think Tank Search

Think Tank Search is a custom Google search of more than 450 think tank websites selected by The Harvard Kennedy School of Government Library. See their website for information on the inclusion policy and links to U.S. and international think tank websites.

Evaluating Think Tanks

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