What role should the feed industry play in achieving One Health in pork production?

The World Health Organization defines One Health as a holistic approach to enhancing the well-being of people, animals, and the environment. This involves collaboration across various disciplines and sectors to create sustainable solutions. Globally, consumers are increasingly concerned about the production of their food, expecting it to be nutritious, safe, and environmentally friendly. Consequently, life cycle assessment is gaining importance in evaluating the environmental impacts of food production, including pork production. The feed industry is crucial in reducing the environmental footprint of pork production, as it significantly influences factors such as carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, and land and water use.

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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.