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BPC Disappointed with Commons Committee Report

05 June 2013

UK - While commenting on the Commons International Development Committee report on global food security, Andrew Large, Chief Executive of the British Poultry Council, expressed disappointment at the Committee's recommendations on meat consumption.

Mr Large said: "Poultry meat is a wholesome and nutritious protein source and should be an important feature of a healthy diet.

"At a time when the world needs more food than ever to meet the demands of a growing population, food production must be a priority and the poultry meat industry has a key role to play.

"Poultry production is an economically sustainable production with the most efficient Feed Conversion Ratio* among other livestock, low carbon and water footprints, low energy and electricity usage. Thanks to a short supply chain, the poultry industry contributes efficiently to feeding the world, in an environmentally responsible way."

* The Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) is a measure of an animal’s efficiency in converting feed mass into body mass. Poultry has an average FCR of 1.6kg of feed for 1kg of meat.

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