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New report from the Council on Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST)


Excerpt from CALS news article by Natalie Hampton:

As the world’s middle class nearly triples in number, demand for meat, dairy products and eggs is expected to rise by as much as 100% by 2050. The question is, can agricultural production meet that demand without causing extensive environmental damage?


An NC State University professor was among a group of U.S. academics who addressed this question in the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Issue Paper, Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective.


Dr. Kelly Zering, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural and Resource Economics in NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), chaired a group of five university faculty and a consulting environmental engineer who explored the issue of increased livestock production and environmental impacts.


Their paper responded to a 2006 issue paper of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Livestock’s Long Shadow.


Free download of report, here: