Intense Meat Production Poses a Future Risk For Food Safety and Healthy Animal Husbandry Around the World
Intense meat production likely to ‘pose future risk’
Intensified meat production is being flagged up as a potential risk within the global food chain as demand is predicted to double by 2050, according to an article in Food Navigator.
CAFO Raised Meats Pose Problems
As the world becomes smaller, the population larger, and food imports and exports continue to grow, it also poses a risk to people in countries, like the UK, who have strict standards for the raising of meat, because an increasing amount of their meat for food may come from other countries with lower standards for health and safety in the raising of animals.
The United States has long been flagged as a “problem producer” of meats. Our chicken has been banned in Russia because of the way we raise chickens, in unsanitary dark barns, standing in a stew of their own excrement.
Another risk the EU is prepared to stand up to is the use of genetically modified feed for animals, and perhaps for GM animals themselves. Quite naturally, the US is guilty as charged, feeding meat animals, birds, and fish with GM grains, almost exclusively.
The US needs to get with it and put a stop to genetically modified grains. Not only does our health depend on it, but our viability as an international trading partner with countries with stricter regulations than our own.
We’re talking all of Europe, which bans GM crops, the UK, Japan, and numerous smaller countries.
It’s part of our need to meet the needs of our own people, as well as the people around the world. We cannot continue this false belief that we must use GM practices in order to feed the world.
Take note, Monsanto. You and your PR people need to get it. This business model ain’t gonna fly. No.