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The “Farm to Fork” strategy and its paradoxes: The nutritional value of meat

The livestock sector is an active part in achieving a sustainable development model and effectively and adequately implementing the European Farm to Fork strategy. It is a strategy within the framework of the European Green Deal. But despite good intentions, the European strategy has a number of paradoxes. The livestock sector, thanks to an initiative promoted by the platform “European Livestock Voice” and Carni Sostenibili, has come together to present what these paradoxes are.

 

Livestock has evolved. The application of new technologies has made it more efficient and requires fewer resources. Therefore, livestock is discussed from an urban perspective, regardless of its reality.

 

 

The first paradox presented by the initiative is the nutritional value of meat. Science is exhaustive. Consuming animal proteins has favored the development of the human brain. From a nutritional point of view, animal proteins are the most efficient. We found the 9 essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine); 16 vitamins and minerals, including B12, the vitamin that our body does not synthesize and must be captured from foods of mineral origin in sufficient quantity; and 10 bioactive compounds such as coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine or creatine.

If the human being has become an intelligent being, it is thanks to an omnivorous diet and the nutritional values ​​of foods of animal origin.

 

The meat sector is part of the solution to get healthy food and stop climate change