Animal protein feeding examined in Europe

The European Union (EU) is considering revising its ban on feeding animal byproducts to livestock and poultry. But don’t expect to see ruminant byproducts being fed to cattle and sheep again, at least not for now.

The issue has come up for consideration because of concerns about how the world will feed itself. Vegetable-based protein meal that isn’t fed to livestock can be used to feed people. Even the notoriously reactionary French are seriously considering it. France’s National Food Council says the aquaculture industry may be the first to benefit from the lifting of the ban.

Better Farming - October 2011