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Dr. Artur Müller presented and discussed his report via a power point presentation which is attached.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations celebrates “World Food Day” each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.

The World Food Day theme for 2008 was “World Food Security”, the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy.

Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.

The AGBC Berlin’s intention with its trilogy lies in the mainstream of present discussion of the “wind of change”.

Since WW II, there is a change to be considered and politically analyzed about common consume of animal food in the world. The demand and consume of meat of different origin has been extraordinarily rising, especially in the high developed industrialized countries but also in the emerging nations which means there is a general trend all over the world.

But why, and to what extent and results? Is it realistic to recommend: Less demand of meat – more consume of vegetarian food?

 
After the introducing remarks by Udo von Massenbach, President AGBC Berlin, Dr. Müller started his presentation supported by power-point-slides:
 
“Protein – Population – Politics”  - Amino Acids in Livestock Production.
 

Dr. Müller was proud to mention that he had been given the chance to repeat his report and ideas he already had held at German Agriculture Conference, DZ Bank, London, May 2008.

His presentation was outlined by:

1) Protein: Why is animal protein so important for humans?

o        The role of animal protein for human nutrition

o        Protein supply and demand scenarios

 

2) Population: Challenges and scenarios for global meat consumption

o        Development of the world population

o        Available income and meat consumption

o        Scenarios on demand and supply for food

 

3) Politics: Is there a chance to meet the challenges?

o        Limited resources: land, water, agricultural raw materials

o        Options for sustainable livestock production

o        Outlook and conclusion

These and other topics were presented and discussed between the slide show and during the dinner which was as excellent as ever. Everyone had the chance to ask the presenter Dr. Müller and got a quick and profound answer.

 
Bärbel Freudenberg-Pilster 
24 February 2009, 19:00   through   21:00