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FCRN China UK livestock seminar

In June 2011 the FCRN held a workshop, in partnership with SAIN UK-China, to explore issues relating to livestock consumption in the UK and Chinese contexts.

The workshop was hosted by the Chinese Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, and funded by the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
You can read the workshop summary and download the speaker presentations here.
Note: The FCRN is planning on undertaking collaborative follow-up work with Chinese partners in this area (see workshop summary).  If you have any ideas as to the research itself, or can suggest how the research might be financed, please contact the FCRN.

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