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Livestock can produce food that is better for the people and the planet

21 March 2014

Livestock can produce food that is better for the people and the planet

With one in seven humans undernourished, and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. Eight strategies to cut the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock, such as cows, goats and sheep, while boosting the quantity and quality of the food produced have been outlined by an international team of scientists.The strategies to make ruminant - cud-chewing - livestock a more sustainable part of the food supply, led by Cabot Institute academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences, are outlined in a recent comment piece in Nature.

A summary of the article and a link to the Nature podcast can be accessed here.

Read the full article Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock