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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). I’m … Continue reading

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Existing cropland could feed four billion more by dropping biofuels and animal feed

Emily Cassidy at the University of Minnesota says that four billion more people could eat if existing croplands were used in better ways. ‘We already produce enough calories to feed a few billion more people. As our planet gets more … Continue reading

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Genetically modified animal feed

Do we want to know whether or not the meat, milk and eggs we eat come from animals fed on genetically modified (GM, aka genetically engineered) feed? Here in Britain, that’s an issue with some of our major grocery outlets … Continue reading

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Eggs and bacon: no more battery cages, no more sow stalls

Battery cages and sow stalls were (still are, in some parts of the world) methods of confining farm livestock in tiny cages. Good for the profits, terrible for the animals. This is the kind of thing which leads some people … Continue reading

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Got milk? (or meat or eggs)? The missing ingredients in global nutritional security

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Hidden Hunger from Bob Caputo on Vimeo. Watch this handsomely made film (with superb writing as well as videography), produced in 2010 by National Geographic‘s Bob Caputo (run-time: 26 minutes). ‘Malnutrition does not make headlines…

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Smallholder livestock farming is a mainstay of the poor

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Livestock production employs more than 1.3 billion people and livestock keeping is a mainstay of the livelihoods of some 600 million poor farmers in the developing world. Increasing demand for meat, milk and eggs in…

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Why animals matter to human health and nutrition

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Human, livestock and environmental health are inextricably linked. Sixty-one per cent of all diseases are ‘zoonotic’—that is, transmissible between animals and humans. Such zoonoses include common food-borne illnesses as well as fatal infections with rabies…

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