World Food Day: The Role of Healthy Livestock in Fighting Hunger & Improving Nutrition
World Food Day calls for action to make healthy diets affordable and accessible to everyone, and that starts with thinking about the importance of sustainable, reliable nutrition. About two billion people around the globe suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ or nutrient deficiency.
Livestock products make up 18% of global calories, 34% of global protein consumption, and provides essential micro-nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, and calcium. Yet 20% of animal food production across the world is lost to disease, much of which is entirely avoidable. Animal medicines are essential tools in protecting the global food supply. Learn more at Health for Animals.