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Research Project: Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition During Development

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Importance of Animals in Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security

item REYNOLDS, LARRY - North Dakota State University
item WULSTER-RADCLIFFE, MEGHAN - American Society Of Animal Sciences
item AARON, DEBRA - University Of Kentucky
item DAVIS, TERESA - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)

Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/10/2015
Publication Date: 7/1/2015
Citation: Reynolds, L.P., Wulster-Radcliffe, M.C., Aaron, D.K., Davis, T.A. 2015. Importance of Animals in Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security. Journal of Nutrition. 145(7):1377-1379.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A conservative projection shows the world's population growing by 32% (to 9.5 billion) by 2050 and 53% (to 11 billion) by 2100 compared with its current level of 7.2 billion. Because most arable land worldwide is already in use, and water and energy also are limiting, increased production of food will require a substantial increase in efficiency. In this article, we highlight the importance of animals to achieving food security in terms of their valuable contributions to agricultural sustainability, especially in developing countries, and the high nutritional value of animal products in the diet.