Consumers, veterinarians and administration recognize the work of the livestock-care sector

 

 

 


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The platform Carne y Salud has hosted a virtual meeting with the media and representatives of the food chain where the effort made by the livestock-care sector has been recognized to supply the Spanish population and the foreign markets and to lead the whole of the food-agribusiness chain

The platform Carne y Salud has hosted a virtual meeting with the media and representatives of the food chain where the effort made by the livestock-care industry has been recognized to supply the Spanish population and the foreign markets and to lead the whole of the food-food chain.

 

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha, Francisco Martínez Arroyo; the president of the Colegio Oficinal de Veterinarios de Madrid, Felipe Vilas; and the president of the State Confederation of Consumers and Users (CECU), Fernando Móner, who highlighted the great capacity that the food system has demonstrated in its entirety and the meat sector in particular.

For the representative of CECU, “Consumers know little about the sector and that is why their initial reaction to the supply during this pandemic could be of fear. Those of us who know the food chain already knew that the sector was going to respond by guaranteeing the supply and was not going to fail and less in a crisis like this.” He added that “we need to take advantage of the moment we are in order to reach consumers and to know the sector perfectly. The surveys during this pandemic show a very positive change of perception by citizens.”

It has also been shown that the production of meat in Spain is based on the European Model of Production, the most demanding in the world, which is based on pillars such as food security and extends to the areas of animal health and well-being, sustainability and social aspects, thus guaranteeing the supply to the population of healthy, safe and low environmental products.

In this regard, Francisco Martínez Arroyo said that “we can presume that the products produced in Spain pass the most demanding and comprehensive controls in the world to offer consumers food with the utmost guarantees.” “The commitment of the agrarian sector is probably the most ambitious of any other economic sector and we have the most committed livestock sector to the world’s environment. We have to move an image of the more positive sector, we must tell that things are being done very well. ”

The sector is an essential source for the socio-economic development of the country, with a particular relevance in the rural environment, where its activity contributes to avoiding the depopulation and generating wealth, territorial cohesion and employment. In fact, the cattle ranching employs more than half a million people directly in Spain, the meat industries to 97,000 workers and the retail trade to another 75,000, and it is estimated that about two million people live from the livestock-care industry in Spain.

The sector also makes an important positive contribution to the trade balance of Spain, thanks to more than 7 billion euros of meat and meat exports. The Minister of Agriculture of Castilla-La Mancha said that “the food farming sector is key to the wealth of our economy as it generates many direct and indirect jobs in our country.” Filtros de Agua

 

Bet for sustainability, animal welfare and healthy eating
According to the decrease in air pollution levels that have been known during confinement, it has been revealed that agriculture and livestock are neither the only nor the largest responsible for greenhouse gas emissions.

Livestock sectors record emissions such as all human activities, but they are not much less the main cause of air pollution and climate change and, on the contrary, they have been working for a long time to be part of the solution, facing inexcusable measures for increasingly sustainable productions and with less environmental footprint, contributing to the global challenge of all economic and social actors to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

In this sense, Felipe Vilas intervened to point out that the application of R+D+i is allowing to develop new production systems and new techniques with a less environmental impact, with the objective of a progressive reduction in the emissions of Gases de Efecto Invernadero, without being self-sufficient, but advancing in the hands of scientists and technicians, public administrations and explaining it to consumers.

As examples of this effort, work was noted to reduce the carbon footprint in the cattle sector (Life Beef Carbon Project), or ammonia emission reduction data (47%) and methane (54%) in the porcine sector, according to the National Inventory of Atmospheric Pollutants emissions), and taking into account that there are already productions such as ovine or rabbit that have virtually no emissions.

On the other hand, the work of the sectors in the ethical and nutritional aspects of the productions was also highlighted, with a pioneering initiative in Europe as the "Commitment of Animal Welfare" seal, launched by all the interprofessional meats with demands and controls superior to those required by the European and national regulations itself for a greater guarantee of the face to the consumer, or the "Compromiso de reformulation" Ministry of Sanity.

The president of the Colegio de Veterinarios de Madrid concluded: “The sector has shown that it is very responsible for vocation, with great professionalism. It has been able to adapt over time to very large crises by making conversions, moving even to what consumers demand. The cattle ranching is an engine in our country now and in the future that will generate jobs.”

Leadership and Commitment to Society
As a conclusion of the meeting, it was stated that the food sector, with the meat to the head, will lead economic recovery after the coronavirus, reaffirming once again its commitment to society to offer quality products, insurance and the highest standards of animal and environmental well-being.

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Consumers, veterinarians and administration recognize the work of the livestock-care sector

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Consumers, veterinarians and administration recognize the work of the livestock-care sector
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