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Livestock and Food Security

The journal Animal Frontiers is running a two-part series on livestock and food security. The first installment (second installment to run in July) covers a range of issues, including: the role of animal (including fish) production in food security in developing countries,  trade in livestock products; the links between animal product consumption and chronic diseases; pastoralism; and livestock breeding.

Here is a list of the articles:

  • “Beyond milk, meat, and eggs: Role of livestock in food and nutrition security”
  • “Trade in feed grains, animals, and animal products: Current trends, future prospects, and main issues”
  • “Impact of consumption of animal products on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in developed countries”
  • “Fish, feeds, and food security”
  • “Predicting the risks from climate change to forage and crop production for animal feed”
  • “Pastoralism: A critical asset for food security under global climate change”
  • “The role of sustainable commercial pig and poultry breeding for food security”

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While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.

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