February 10, 2014

Bridging the gap in feed vs. food debate


In the video posted here, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) uses information from its Issue Paper, Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050, to educate consumers disconnected from the food they eat.

Dr. Larry Berger, Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and professors from other universities, shares about meeting the need of feeding the growing population, and battles misconceptions presuming animal agriculture competes for human food supplies.

Dr. Jude Capper also talks about land that is suitable for food production. Obviously, we can grown corn well here in the “Cornhusker” State and Montana can raise cattle well because of the grassland. Not all land is suitable for any type of agriculture, therefore we can’t grow more food crops on land that it is not suitable for.

Dr. Berger says, "During the last century, many consumers lost touch with food production; they need facts to make wise choices."

Take time to watch this video and share with influencers you know in your community.

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