CAST’s newest publication was presented at three rollouts in Washington, D.C., on Monday, September 23. Authors and reviewers led by Dr. Jude Capper have examined the facts and provided science-based research to support credible information about animal agriculture and the “feed versus food” issue.
Dr. Capper spoke at the three sessions, and she fielded questions from the audience. Issue Paper #53, Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050, is now available on this CAST website (video of Dr. Capper’s presentation is also available).
Livestock production has been dealing with an image problem. Some mistakenly believe that animal agriculture takes away human food supplies and wastes resources–this general message can be misconstrued or misused. In this CAST Issue Paper, scientific experts address the knowledge gap that exists as to the quantity of human food and fiber by-products used within animal agriculture. Task Force authors examine the facts and provide science-based research to support credible information about the “feed versus food” issue.