Misset International, publisher Poultry World magazine, All About Feed and Pig Progress, and Dairy Global spoke to Nick Major (Corporate Affairs Director for ForFarmers) who will be discussing climate change at the upcoming Global Feed Safety Summit in Berlin, 6-8April 2022.
Nick Major, Corporate Relations Director at ForFarmers, and Chair of Global Feed LCA Institutes (GFLI),
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ForFarmersThe Netherlands, Germany and Belgium have animal feed companies. The UK has GFLI, an independent institute in animal nutrition and food industries. GFLI’s purpose is to develop a publicly accessible Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis database. This database will allow for meaningful environmental assessments of animal nutrition products and encourage continuous improvement in the environment in the animal nutrition industry.
Why is the upcoming Feed Safety Summit so important?
The most significant challenge to the feed and food system in generations has been overcome. The industry rose up to the challenge and ensured that a crisis in health was not compounded by a food crisis. That is something to be proud of. It was a great opportunity for all of us to meet again to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector. It is something that I am looking forward to.
“The feed sector has both the obligation and the means to help the livestock sector transition to a low carbon economy.”
What will you be talking about at the event
Climate change and the feed industry will be my main focus at the event. Feed makes up 45% of the carbon emissions of livestock products. Feed materials account for over 90% of the carbon emissions of 1 tonne feed delivered to a farm. The feed sector has both the obligation as well as the means to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. I will outline various industry initiatives that have been created to help our customers make this transition.
What are your thoughts on the future of feed safety in the present and the years ahead?
While I will be focusing on climate change and sustainability, my first duty is to ensure food safety. We are part of a supply chain that puts food on people’s plates.
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