Ireland have made a promise that by 2014, 75% of all food and drink exports will come from farms and food businesses that have signed up to the sustainability plan and by 2016 all of food and drink exports will come from these sustainable sources.
As a meat producer and a mom, I hear a lot of information about animal agriculture and the environment. Some groups claim that meat production is one of the main driving forces hurting the environment. They claim that we need to go ‘back to the start’ in food production, insinuating that we should go back to producing food the way we did decades ago.
The diets of the Olympic sprinter and the long-distance runner vary because each athlete requires the nutritional intake to compete in different levels of sport. According to Veronique Julliand, an equine researcher at Agrosup Dijon in France, this logic also holds true for performance horses. In fact, the equine health industry is moving toward more targeted nutrition for specific levels of athleticism and activity, from the high-speed Thoroughbred to the persevering endurance Arabian.