Animal products

We consume and utilize numerous products from animals. Meat, milk and eggs are the most well- known, but there are numerous other products from animals, many of which can be found by clicking here. As our scientific knowledge has grown, we have learned about the composition of products such as meat, milk and eggs, and how this composition can be changed. For instance, we can change the fatty acid profile in pork simply by changing the fat source in the pigs' diet. We can extend product shelf life or improve tenderness by injecting meat post-harvest.

Learn about the products that come from animals


Learn about efforts to improve food safety

Learn about the nutritional value of animal products


One of the challenges facing the livestock and poultry industry is that most people do not come from a farm background anymore, and there has not been enough transparency in farm and industry practices. This was recently highlighted with concerns over what the popular press dubbed "meat glue." The video below does a nice job explaining what "meat glue" is and why it is not a concern.