There are many opinions about the merits and risks of livestock keeping. Livestock provide livelihoods and jobs for millions of people, they provide essential nutrients in human diets, they act as mobile assets for poor people, and they drive economic growth and development. They also carry diseases that can harm people, their food products can pose risks to food safety and eating too much of the wrong type can be bad for human health. Their production is also a major contributor to climate change thorugh greenhouse gas emissions.
Facts and data on these issues are often hard to pin down. A set of fact sheets from the Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) project at the University of Edinburgh aims to inform discussion and decisions by providing robust, up-to-date and appropriately interpreted facts about some of the big questions.
The first set of fact sheets were released today and announced…
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