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Facts for a Green Generation

US - Sustainability, environmental protection and efficient production are the watchwords for modern agriculture, and finding ways to feed the world's poor, in a 'green' way must also be a goal.

These sentiments will be the foundation of a key feed industry symposium to be held in Lexington Kentucky, in April. The biotechnology company says that agriculture is in the grip of a new green revolution - this is a revolution driven in part by concerns over biofuel production and the spiralling cost of feed and food. The nutrition industry has a role to play. And it's hoping that this generation of scientists, industry deciders, influencers and producers will make their mark as society's 'Greenest Generation'.


Alltech's 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will be inciting delegates – including experts from around the globe – to redefine the industry as a leader of the Greenest Generation by rethinking technology and business practices.

The Symposium will also urge delegates to find constructive ways for the agriculture industry to respond to the green revolution, and feed the world's in a more sustainable way.

Issues up for debate will include:

  • Can we feed the 1 billion people on this planet who still don’t have enough to eat?
  • How does modern agriculture compare to 'organic' production in terms of carbon footprint, environmental pollution and greenhouse gases?
  • Can we continue to produce food less expensively while feed costs have risen by 50 percent?
  • What about safe food – can Salmonella, E.Coli and Campylocbacter be contained?
  • Animal Welfare – how can we best respond to consumer concerns?
The symposium offers an incredible opportunity for individuals throughout agribusiness to come together and discuss pertinent issues, such as traceability, supply variability and constraint and the role of new technologies to reduce agriculture's environmental impact.

The event will be held from 21 to 23 April 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. Attendance is by invitation only.

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