IMS report indicates pig industry is leading the way environmentally

IMS report indicates pig industry is leading the way environmentally

The International Meat Secretariat (IMS) has just published the report, Pigs and the Environment, which examines the whole issue of environmental impact and indicates that the global pig industry has a major contribution to make.

The report takes, for its starting point, the statement from the FAO in Livestock’s Long Shadow which says: “The considerable expansion of the livestock sector required by expanding demand must be accomplished while substantially reducing livestock’s environmental impact.”

Report author Mick Sloyan, chairman of the IMS Pork Committee and director of BPEX, said: “Put simply this means produce more with less.

“During our discussions it became clear that pork producers and processors in a wide range of countries have been investing in new and often innovative ways of using resources more efficiently to produce high quality meat protein.

“In addition they are often managing the by-products of production and processing a positive way, for example to generate alternative energy sources and replacement inputs such as fertilisers.

“It was also clear that there is a strong commitment to accelerate these developments in order to meet the growing demand for meat in a sustainable way.”

The report can be downloaded by following this link

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