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dc.contributor.authorzu, Ermgassen EKHJen
dc.contributor.authorPhalan, Benjamin Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Rhysen
dc.contributor.authorBalmford, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-16T13:15:07Z
dc.date.available2015-11-16T13:15:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-09en
dc.identifier.citationFood Policy 2016, 58: 35–48. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.11.001en
dc.identifier.issn0306-9192
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252613
dc.description.abstractLivestock production occupies approximately 75% of agricultural land, consumes 35% of the world’s grain, and produces 14.5% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. With demand for meat and dairy products forecast to increase 60% by 2050, there is a pressing need to reduce the footprint of livestock farming. Food wastes have a long history as a source of environmentally benign animal feed, but their inclusion in feed is currently banned in the EU because of disease control concerns. A number of East Asian states have in the last 20 years, however, introduced regulated, centralised systems for safely recycling food wastes into animal feed. This study quantifies the land use savings that could be realised by changing EU legislation to promote the use of food wastes as animal feed and reviews the policy, public, and industry barriers to the use of food waste as feed. Our results suggest that the application of existing technologies could reduce the land use of EU pork (20% of world production) by one fifth, potentially saving 1.8 million hectares of agricultural land. While swill presents a low-cost, low-impact animal feed, widespread adoption would require efforts to address consumer and farmer concerns over food safety and disease control.
dc.description.sponsorshipE.K.H.J.zE is funded by BBSRC grant BB/J014540/1.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectLivestocken
dc.subjectsustainable animal dietsen
dc.subjectfeeden
dc.subjectfood wasteen
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.subjectland useen
dc.titleReducing the land use of EU pork production: where there's swill, there's a wayen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It was first available from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.11.001en
prism.endingPage48
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameFood Policyen
prism.startingPage35
prism.volume58en
dc.rioxxterms.funderBBSRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidBB/J014540/1
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.11.001en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-12-09en
dc.contributor.orcidPhalan, Benjamin Timothy [0000-0001-7876-7226]
dc.contributor.orcidGreen, Rhys [0000-0001-8690-8914]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-5657
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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