This book, previously titled Impacts of Livestock Production, objectively deals with a number of important issues that are affecting livestock production and the public perception of animal production on a global basis. Some of these issues include consumption of animal products and human health, global warming, biotechnology and animal rights.
The volume examines domestication of animals and their contributions to human welfare, animal products in the human diet, principles of animal nutrition and the scientific feeding of livestock, feed additives and growth promotants in animal production, environmental concerns involving livestock production, livestock grazing and rangelands issues, industrialization and globalization of animal agriculture, food quality and safety issues, bioethics, animal welfare, animal rights, and biotechnology issues, and livestock integration into sustainable resource utilization.
For anyone involved with animal and poultry science.
Cheeke (animal sciences, Oregon State University) discusses some of the major controversial issues impacting animal production, such as animal products in the human diet, feed additives and growth promotants, environmental concerns, rangeland issues, and animal rights. The first edition was published as (1993). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.