US poultry groups highlight advancements in sector

22-10-2013 | |
US poultry groups highlight advancements in sector

The Animal Agriculture Alliance, including the National Chicken Council, US Poultry & Egg Association, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have issued a report titled, “Advances in Animal Agriculture: What the Center for a Livable Future, Pew Commission and Others Aren’t Telling You About Food Production.”

The report highlights recent accomplishments sustained by the specific poultry and livestock production sectors and is a stark contrast to an anticipated five-year update by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Production to be issued by the Center for a Livable Future.

Each group provided information for the report and was given the opportunity to emphasise specific accomplishments in five areas: animal care, responsible antibiotics use, food safety, environmental sustainability and industry research initiatives. The report highlights the many, continuous improvements made by the poultry and livestock industry, explains how agriculture has adapted to the changing landscape, including embracing technology to improve animal well-being and food safety, and discusses modern agriculture and the need to feed 9.1 billion people by 2050.

A full copy of the report can be found here.