Summary: The Role Of Livestock In Future Food Systems

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  • 1 Introduction lecture

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  • What are food systems?

    Food systems encompass all actors and activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food products that originate from agriculture, forestry or fisheries and parts of the socio-economic and natural environments in which they are embedded
  • What is the production narrative?

    According to the production narrative we have to produce more animal sources food (ASF) with less.
  • What is the consumption narrative?

    According to the consumption narrative we need to eat less, better or no ASF
  • What is the circulair narrative?

    According to the circulair narrative we need to safeguard natural resources.
  • What is arable land?

    Growing of food products on land that is only meant for human consumption.
  • How many of the emerging diseases in humans originate in animals?

  • What are examples of zoonoses?

    • Wetmarkets (COVID-19; SARS) 
    • Bushmeat (AIDS)
    • Deforestation (Ebola)
    • Farm animals (avian influenza) 
  • What are the macro- and micro-nutrients in plant-sourced food?

    • Carbohydrates 
    • Vit C and E
    • metabolites (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial) 
    • Unsaturated fatty acids
  • What are the macro-and micro-nutriets in animal-sourced food?

    • Highly bioavailable proteins 
    • iodine, iron, zinc, vit B12, bioavailable vit A, D
    • omega-3 fatty acids 
    • saturated fatty acids 
  • 2 Monogastrics

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  • How much animal protein produce monogastrics globally?


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