A new scientific article from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems judiciously pushes back against some of the on-going anti-livestock rhetoric appearing in Western media.
The new paper has four big messages:
- Meat, offal, milk, eggs and fish are vital to—and missing from—the diets of nearly 800 million people.
- ‘Animal-sourced foods’ are the best sources of high-quality nutrient-rich food for toddlers 6–23-months old.
- The harms caused by livestock and animal-sourced foods to human and planetary health are overstated.
- Sustainable development must address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
The Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is a joint initiative of the University of Florida and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Based at the University of Florida, it is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF
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