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BIODIVERSITY, NOT SOYA MADNESS!

110923 Soya report ENBIODIVERSITY, NOT SOYA MADNESS!
How to solve the long-standing problem of protein deficiency in the EU

Authors: Andrea Beste & Runa Boeddinghaus
September 2011 - A report commissioned by Martin Häusling, MDEP

WHEN MEAT PRODUCTION BECOMES COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE
The ability of ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) to turn pastureland that is of little use for food production into tasty, nutritionally valuable products like beef and milk is one of the main reasons why people started using these animals and their products in the first place.
Not only do such animals extend the range of available human foodstuffs; they play an important part in the production process, producing manure, helping to work the soil, working as draught animals, providing transport, processing waste and stabilising their owners’ food security. Without them, vast expanses of land, especially in subtropical climates, would be virtually useless for human food production. In this respect they certainly enrich our lives.

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The future of the dairy market: "less is more" - a summary

100910 MIlchstudieThe future of the dairy market: "less is more"
Summary of an analysis of different milk market models
commissioned by Martin Häusling, MdEP (Sept. 2010)

Cloning farm animals – a ‘killer application’?

110601 klonstudie jun11 ENAgro-biotechnology: Risks and consequences of the introduction of cloned animals for food production
Authors: Christoph Then and Ruth Tippe
A Testbiotech report prepared for Martin Häusling, MEP
May 2010

The cloning of animals for food production has raised political discussions in the European Union. The European commission is in favour of regulating food products derived from cloned animals under the Novel Food Regulation. The European Council recommended including food derived from cloned animals and their offspring under the Novel Food Regulation and later supporting a specific piece of legislation for cloned animals.
On the contrary, the European Parliament is in favour of prohibiting the marketing of these products and demanding that farm animal cloning will not be allowed unless specially authorised. In March 2011, negotiations between the EU Parliament, the EU Member States and the EU Commission finished with no political solution.