Feeding a world of 9.3 billion – meeting global demand

28-01-2011 | |
Feeding a world of 9.3 billion – meeting global demand

As the global population increases from 7 billion in 2011 to a predicted 9.3 billion by 2050, the agri-food industry must find a sustainable way to meet the resulting demand for food.

With this in mind, Alltech has announced its 2011 European Lecture Tour “Feeding the World – global demand, local response” which will address the challenges faced by the industry. Alltech’s annual European Lecture Tour will begin on the 21st of March in Dunboyne, Ireland, and will visit 30 locations across Europe before concluding in Bern Switzerland on the 8th of April 2011.

Alltech’s founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons said, “We must think very differently from how we have in the past. We need to adopt new technologies at a faster pace and communicate in a way which we never have before. During Alltech’s 25th European Lecture Tour, we will discuss how this dynamic environment will define how our world looks in the future and holds incredible opportunities to shape not only our world as a whole but each European country.”

The company will present the possibilities that lie within its core philosophy, the ACE Principle, and

(From left) Dr. Helen Warren, technical coordinator for Alltech, Alltech’s director for Europe Marc Larousse, and Sylvie Andrieu, European Ruminant technical manager.

examine strategies for improving the performance of the animal while satisfying the consumer and protecting the environment. In addition to Dr. Lyons presenting on the European Lecture Tour, speakers include Sylvie Andrieu, Marc Larousse, Dr. Colm Moran, Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Patrick Charlton, Dr. Jean Kennedy and Dr. Helen Warren (see photo).

These experts will discuss how new tools such as nutrigenomics can change the way we feed our animals and ourselves; how recent regulatory innovations can differentiate agribusiness; how the ‘farm of the future’ will look; and how agribusiness can sustain itself.

Celebrating 25 years in 2011, Alltech’s annual European Lecture Tour has served as a platform to present cutting edge research and to address topical industry issues. For further information log on to http://www.alltech.com/elt

Dates and locations for the 2011 European Lecture Tour are as follows:
  • 21st March     Dunboyne, Ireland
                         Manchester, England
  • 22nd March    Rennes, France
                         Doorwerth, Netherlands
  • 23rd March     Bramsche, Germany
                         Poznan, Poland
  • 24th March     Izmir, Turkey
                         Modena, Italy
  • 25th March     Santiago de Compostela, Spain
                         Lisbon, Portugal
  • 28th March     Kortrijk, Belgium
                         Cambridge, England
  • 29th March     Belfast, Northern Ireland
                         Billund, Denmark
  • 30th March     Helsinki, Finland
                         Tartu, Estonia
  • 31st March     Riga, Latvia
                         Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1st April         Kiev, Ukraine
                         Belgorod, Russia
  • 4th April         Budapest, Hungary
                         Bucharest, Romania
  • 5th April         Thessaloniki, Greece
                         Belgrade, Serbia
  • 6th April         Banja Luka, Bosnia
                         Zagreb, Croatia
  • 7th April         Bratislava, Slovakia
                          Brno, Czech Republic
  • 8th April          Munich, Germany
                          Bern, Switzerland

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