The world’s population is expected to grow to 9.6 billion people by 2050. In addition to population growth, the world’s per capita animal protein consumption is also growing. Figuring out how to best feed our population—while also advancing rural development, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting valuable ecosystems—is one of the greatest challenges of our era. But we can’t just produce more food in the same way, we must also be aware of our impact on the environment and make the right ethical choices when raising animals.
The global food challenge has multiple components. Economic volatility, social questions, and environmental pressure are all areas where the global food system can be optimized. Delivering high-quality animal genetics is our main contribution to solving the global food challenge. But we also aim to analyze economic, social, and environmental pressures. By understanding these issues, we can find the right solutions and address producers’ concerns.