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Veterinary medicine, food security and the global environment

Author(s) : A.M. Kelly & R.R. Marshak

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The authors focus on the role of veterinary medicine in feeding the nine billion people projected to inhabit the planet by 2050, despite the problems of global warming, political constraints and environmental destruction. Population growth, predominantly urban, will occur mainly in developing countries, at a magnitude comparable to creating a city the size of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States of America, every three weeks for the next 40 years. Accompanying this growth will be a greatly increased demand for animal protein. How this burgeoning demand can be met by intensive and extensive systems of animal production is discussed, with particular reference to the immensely important role that the veterinary profession and schools must play.
Animal production – Curriculum – Extensive systems – Farming – Food production – Food security – Food supply – Global warming – Intensive farming – Livestock – Para-professionals – Southeast Asia – Sub-Saharan Africa – Urbanisation.

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