Is a Cow Eating My Lunch?
February 14, 2014
Consumers have increasing questions about animal agriculture and whether it's good or bad. Some are concerned that animal agriculture takes away human food supplies and wastes resources.
To help answer related questions and help consumers learn about the role animals can have in a healthy diet, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has released a new video based on its Issue Paper Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050.
The paper addresses the commonly heard argument that livestock compete with humans for food resources, thus providing support for the continued existence of livestock production. It also addresses the knowledge gap that currently exists as to the quantity of human feed and fiber by-products used within animal agriculture.
The paper and video are available at www.cast-science.org/publications/?animal_feed_vs_human_food_challenges_and_opportunities_in_sustaining_animal_agriculture_toward_2050&show=product&productID=278268.