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Welcome livestock news from the United Nations FAO

Created: 2/19/10 (Fri) | Topic: Issues

With all the hits the livestock industry has taken from groups wanting to see its elimination, here is welcome news...

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has issued a report that puts numbers to the important role the livestock industry plays in feeding the world.

Here are just a few examples:

Livestock contributes 40 percent of the global value of agricultural production and supports the livelihoods and food security of almost one billion people.

Globally, livestock contributes 15 percent of total food energy and 25 percent of dietary protein.

Products from livestock provide essential micronutrients that are not easily obtained from other plant food products.

Read the entire news release by clicking this link: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/40117/icode/

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