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09 APR

Webinar ‘Animal Protein: An Indispensable Industry’

Could We Do Without Livestock Farming?

Our second webinar dedicated to proteins, this time focusing on animal-derived proteins as an indispensable industry.
The ‘Estrategia España 2050’ has put the livestock sector in the spotlight. We are attacked without scientific basis and opinion is again confused with knowledge.

To shed some light on this topic, we have:

✅ José Miguel Mulet Salort (Professor of Biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia)

✅ Juan Pascual (Vice President of Elanco for France and Iberia)

And as hosts of the webinar, as always:

✅ Miguel Ángel Higuera (Director of Anprogapor)

✅ Miguel Chico (CEO of The Farm Revolution)

Livestock farming has been with us for 10,000 years and will continue for another 10,000 more. The nutrients provided by animal proteins cannot be completely substituted by plant proteins since sometimes the minerals are not absorbable or bioavailable.

According to FAO data, 86% of what animals eat are plant residues that are not consumed by humans (for example: rice straw), thus they perform an ecological recycling function and 50% of the fertilizer used in the world is of animal origin.

Pork farming also provides us with other types of products: adhesives, antifreezes… some very important for health such as heparin.

It also takes care of ecosystems like the dehesa, the Argentine pampas, fish farms (which prevent wild species captures from increasing)…

Above all, it is a way of fixing the population in rural areas and preventing the depopulation of the countryside.

The Debate

European public opinion is against large livestock facilities, so production is relocated outside of Europe and we end up consuming products from these facilities, whose traceability is not as controlled as in Europe.
The technology of transgenics was discovered at a European university, but it was not accepted and now we are importing consuming transgenic corn and soy on ships from the United States, Argentina, Brazil… we are losing the race.

What do we want the countryside in Europe to be, to continue being an economic activity or to live off rural tourism because we will not let it produce anything?

Our sector is doing its homework and animals today are in better welfare conditions, healthier, and produce 30% less pollution than 20 years ago.

Listen to the opinions of our guests and enjoy the webinar again on our YouTube channel.

If you want to stay up-to-date with everything related to the swine sector, stay tuned to our networks and subscribe to YouTube to watch all the webinars.

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