BANFF, AB, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With an estimated increase to 9 billion
people by 2050, global leaders will need to look at technology as a long-term solution to global food accessibility according to Jeff
Simmons, President of Elanco Animal Health.
Simmons spoke today in front of approximately 500 guests at the Alberta
Beef Industry Conference about making safe, affordable and abundant
animal protein a global reality.
"The rising demand for dairy and meat is growing faster than our ability
to efficiently produce it," says Simmons. "By 2050, the world's
population will require 70 per cent more food and 70 per cent of that
food must come from efficiency-improving technology."
Approximately three billion people are moving to the middle class in
emerging economies, driving the demand for protein sources to an
unprecedented level. Food is seen as a key precursor to education in
these developing countries.
"Innovative technology is the key to keeping animals healthy while
preventing and controlling diseases," says Simmons. "At Elanco, we
believe if you improve animal health, then we can meet the unmet
nutrition needs of today and tomorrow."
Simmons recommended building a proactive platform to discuss how to care
for livestock and encouraged Alberta beef producers to engage and be a
part of the dialogue on Twitter. Follow @JeffSimmons2050 or @Elanco.
Elanco is a global innovation-driven company that develops and markets
products to improve animal health and food animal production in more
than 75 countries. Elanco employs more than 2,500 people worldwide,
with offices in more than 40 countries, and is a division of Eli Lilly
and Company, a leading global pharmaceutical corporation. Additional
information about Elanco is available at www.elanco.com.
SOURCE: Elanco Animal Health
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