Organic Feed: A Bottleneck for the Development of the Livestock Sector and Its Transition to Sustainability?

Published on: 01/02/2019
Author/s : Alfredo J. Escribano / Independent Researcher and Consultant, C/Rafael Alberti 24, 10005 Cáceres, Spain.

1. Introduction 1.1.  Arguments Scheme of the Paper In Figure 1 a graphical abstract is provided in order to facilitate the understanding of the article and its storyline. 1.2. The Global Context: Producing Sustainably in the Face of an Increasing Demand for Animal Protein and the Risk of Food Insecurity The livestock sector is and will be in the spotlight, as it must satisfy the g...

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A Ashraf A Ashraf
January 2, 2019

Detailed article. Thanks, Mr. Alfredo.
Organic way is not going to help and support food security. It is a bottleneck for the development of the livestock sector.

Alfredo J. Escribano Alfredo J. Escribano
PhD in Animal Production
January 3, 2019
A Ashraf thanks for the comment. What is sure is that in organic farming, animal nutrition is even more important than in conventional systems so that the use of feed additives is more needed and then legislation should be modified. If not, the launch of food miles and other kind of "sustainability" brands will have more sense than organic if we want to produce more sustainably. Sometimes organic can be less sustainable. I don't mind about the brand 'organic' as such, sustainability should be the focus for all of us.
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