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matthew prescott


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matthew prescott


Matthew Prescott is senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States – the world’s largest animal protection organization.

For a decade and a half, Prescott has helped spearhead efforts to reform global agribusiness as it relates to animal production through collaboration with major food companies, the finance sector, and farmers, as well as through public policy initiatives. His work has resulted in sweeping changes in the supply chains of dozens of leading companies, including Burger King, Nestle, Target, Subway, Safeway, Campbell Soup and many more.

Prescott and his work have been covered extensively  by the international media: He has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Boston Globe, The Guardian, US News & World Report, TIME magazine, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone; has appeared regularly as a guest on national news programs such as The Glenn Beck Show; and appeared as a subject matter expert on NPR’s quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

Prescott lives in Austin, Texas and also enjoys painting, photography, cooking, all manner of outdoor activities and staying caffeinated. 

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Selected publications


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Selected publications


The Future of Food Finance,” Barron’s, July 2015

Your Pig Almost Certainly Came from a Factory Farm, No Matter What Anyone Tells You,” Washington Post, June 2014

Industrial Farming’s Food For Thought,” Triple Pundit, May 2015

Food and Social Media,” New York Times (letter), December 2013

Capitalizing on Corporate Responsibility,” Grocery Headquarters, June 2014

Taking Sides,” Supermarket News, January 2014

HSUS Seeks Safe and Sustainable Food Supply,” Nation’s Restaurant News, April 2011

More Humane Food Supply Can be Good Economically,” Nation’s Restaurant News, December 2013

In Massive Shift, Nestle Takes on Animal Cruelty,” LiveScience, September 2014

Pork Producers Prohibit Painful Pig Pens,” LiveScience, June 2014

What Consumers can do to Improve the Lives of Farm Animals,” CNN Eatocracy, July 2012

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