At the request of Utrecht University‘s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine we helped bring together a group of leading scientists who worried about a lack of political attention to potential risks of a rapid transition towards ‘circular agriculture’, particularly with regard to animal husbandry and animal food production.
Among their worries, among other things: how modern-day cattle, pigs and poultry will be able to adjust to recycled, less than perfect feed and how we will able to reduce the risks of contamination of circular human food production systems. Research into these issues is urgently needed, they say.
We helped the scientists draft a concise op-ed on their most important worries and engaged with De Volkskrant, a major Dutch daily newspaper, to get the article published.
Link: the published op-ed in De Volkskrant.