Despite the rise of vegetarianism and veganism in Europe, animal-source foods currently remain our only option for meeting the nutrient demands of a growing global population.
Animal protein is particularly important in developing countries where undernutrition is high, but widespread access to affordable and safe meat, fish, milk and eggs in Europe has also contributed to our nutrition security – and our freedom to choose a diverse diet.
Key factors in the high food safety standards that we enjoy in Europe are rigorous health policies and a robust animal health sector that provides effective animal medicines, and a culture of constant innovation.
Yet the role of animal health in guaranteeing affordable, healthy food in Europe is often misunderstood and under-valued.
Read the full article, written by Wijnand de Bruijn, Dopharma’s CEO Business and President of Animal Health Europe, on the website of Euronews.com.