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NIAA 2011 Annual Conference

by 5m Editor
29 October 2010, at 12:24a.m.

US - The National Institute in Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will hold its next annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, on 11 to 14 April 2011.

By 2050, it is estimated that nearly twice as much food will need to be produced to feed the world's growing population. With limited resources, it will be even more important that animal agriculture continues to produce food, milk and fiber in responsible and sustainable ways that meet consumers' expectations.

Adopting the theme, 'Consumers' Stake in Today's Food Production: Meeting Growing Production Demands with Integrity', NIAA's 2011 Annual Conference, on 11 to 14 April in San Antonio, Texas, will explore the growing necessity of involving consumers as stakeholders in food production.

"As stakeholders, we need to provide consumers with accurate and complete information on the many issues surrounding meat, dairy and fiber production to help them understand the importance of evolving production practices," explained Dr Robert Fourdraine, NIAA president.

Dr Fourdraine added that areas that will be explored at NIAA's 2011 Annual Conference include the elements of a stable food supply, food security, food safety, animal agriculture's importance in the ecosystem and effective ways to communicate to stakeholders.

More information will be made available on the NIAA web site [click here].