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Packed Agenda for World Meat Congress

10 January 2012

FRANCE - The role of the meat industry as it affects the environment, animal welfare and human health are three of the main themes for the World Meat Congress in Paris in June.

The congress which will take place at the Palais de Congrès will open with a discussion on the global protein market, including fish, and will also see presentations on agricultural commodity price structures and consumer behaviour.

The congress' discussion on the impact the meat industry has on the environment will see presentations from Stewart Ledgard from AgResearch Limited, Theun Vellinga from Waginengen Livestock Research and Jean-Baptists Dolle from the Insitut de l'élevage. The discussions will look at reducing negative impacts on the environment and also the positive impacts that livestock farming can have.

Among the speakers on animal welfare issues in the global meat industry will be Cheryl McCrindle from the University of Pretoria, Jos Goebbels the president of the Centrale Organisatie voor de Vleessector and consultant Charlie Stenholm.

Concerns over the meat sector and human health will be addressed by Dominik Alexander the senior managing epidemiologist with Exponent Inc Health Sciences and Stuart Phillips from McMaster University.

The congress will also take a look at related markets and agriculture policy, with a view of the 5th quarter markets and exotic meats.

The congress will also discuss concerns over sanitary and tariff barriers to trade.

The World Meat Congress takes place in Paris from 5-6 June,

ThePigSite News Desk



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