Tuesday (April 5), the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) revealed new data from a recently completed research project which shows that if more U.S. food companies are to require feed for their livestock and poultry be free from genetically modified (GM) ingredients, then greenhouse gas emissions on farms could rise, grain elevator and feed mill product handling and production requirements would be greater, and the price of meat, milk, and eggs for consumers could increase.
The study, Impact of Non-GM Livestock and Poultry Feed on the U.S. Feed Industry, conducted by Iowa State University and Decision Innovation Solutions, examined the environmental and economic implications should U.S. animal food manufacturers need to boost the production of non-GM feed.
IFEEDER thanks its partners — Dairy Management Inc., MFA, the National Corn Growers Association, the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, and others — who joined in this important effort as the results will be used to inform companies throughout the food value chain of the complexities involved with producing GM and non-GM feed lines from the farm to grain elevator to feed mill.
We invite members of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and friends of IFEEDER to check out the results of the study at the resources linked below and help us promote it in social media.
Also, be sure to register for a free member webinar next Monday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 Central time, where the project investigators will be presenting key results from the study and answering member questions.