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Livestock: On our plates or eating at our table? A new analysis of the feed/food debate

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.01.001

Journal: Global Food Security

Publication Date: 09/2017

Summary: An analysis of livestock food intake and meat production. 86% of livestock feed is inedible for humans. 2.8 kg of human edible food is required to produce 1 kg of boneless meat in ruminants and 3.2 kg is required in monogastrics.