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What can we learn from a 6000-year-old farm? 

In response to the question ‘is livestock agriculture sustainable?’, Devenish Lands at Dowth in Ireland offers a compelling answer…Read More

Livestock systems “too precious” to become victim of simplification, reductionism

Scientific evidence confirming the role meat and livestock plays in well-functioning human diets and environmental landscapes is laid out in a special peer-reviewed edition of the scientific journal Animal Frontiers published today…Read More

From basic nutrition to billion-dollar bonds, the two worlds of ag sustainability

As the world aims to figure out what a sustainable future for agriculture looks like, two completely different sets of priorities are beginning to collide…Read More

Scientists support red meat and livestock production

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia have brought nine scientists from around the world together in Sydney for a day-long summit to discuss the scientific evidence in support of red meat and livestock production in today’s society…Read More

Protein conference hears of Darling Downs’ plan to scale up intensive ag + PICS

One of Australia’s largest lotfeeding areas has outlined its intention to scale up intensive agriculture industries, reducing its time to approve new feedlot developments…Read More

Alternative proteins hit ‘trough of disillusionment’

The alternative protein sector, which some of its proponents claimed would bankrupt the global meat sector by 2035, is increasingly looking more like “another food trend whose novelty is wearing thin”, as one Bloomberg article described it last week…Read More

The ethical arguments in favour of meat consumption

In a captivating and thought-provoking presentation to the Societal Role of Meat conference in Dublin, Dr Candace Croney, director of the centre for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University in Washington DC, was asked to talk about ethical considerations surrounding meat consumption…Read More

Historic herbivore herds on par with today

Ecological research is showing that historic populations of wild herbivores on the planet are likely to have been much higher than previous estimates have suggested, and were at levels  that “more or less” match current domestic herbivore biomass across the world…Read More

Why nutrition must be at centre of sustainable food policy

Not all protein sources are created equal, when it comes human digestibility…Read More

Australian scientists join hundreds globally in support of meat and livestock production

50 Australian scientists have now signed a major international declaration in support of the essential role of animal agriculture in a sustainable food system…Read More

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