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  • We are what they eat: The deepening interconnections between feed-based animal diets and human health
  • • Science-based connections between feed quality, animal performance and human health are casting a shadow over consumer marketing campaigns • Feed-based livestock have higher levels of gut pathogens, which then require antibiotics, ultimately leading to antibiotic resistant infections in humans • Low levels of vitamins C and E give feed-based meat a shorter shelf life, unattractive appearance, and make it less healthy to eat. Supplementation must be increased • Feed-based meat’s low omega-3 fat level impacts everything from cow productivity to child brain development, heart disease incidence to dementia rates • Boosting supplementation of key vitamins, fatty acids faces technical challenges and in some cases, resource scarcity • Algae can boost feed’s omega-3 levels, boost livestock performance and significantly improve human health • We are gradually restoring animal health and meat quality to the levels of forage-based, pre-industrial times
  • Will India's government slaughter its bull market for beef? A success story under siege from within
  • • The criminalizing of not only cattle slaughter but even beef's possession, consumption or transport seriously impacts the entire supply chain, and even its logistics • Vigilant violence coincident with beef's criminalization has caused the price spread between beef derived from cows and buffaloes to narrow • Caught between drought and markets crippled by draconian laws, farmers are abandoning their cattle • All this is damaging the industry's reputation and puts a cloud over India's ability to sustain mass exporting over the long term • The extremist legislation's victims are not Indian exporters but poor farmers and low-income urban residents
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