On the need for expanding sustainability frameworks and veterinary vision in developing countries
‘While the environmental impacts of livestock are prominent in the cited frameworks, the negative health externalities, with impacts comparable in magnitude have been under-examined. . . .Go to the ILRI News blog to read the rest of this article.
[S]ome argue that these attempts to square the circle are unachievable and that sustainable intensification in the livestock sector is a contradiction in terms (Garnett et al., 2013); genuine sustainability can best be achieved through drastic reduction in livestock product consumption, and major shifts in the type of livestock products consumed (less muscle, more offal), along with limiting livestock production to pasture and byproducts: in effect, sustainable de-intensification (Röös et al., 2016; Swain, 2016).
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