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Animal Nutrition Views

Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.

ESPN 2019: First impressions, part 1, the venue

It appears somebody reads my blogs or organizers got their act together much better this time.
In 2017, when I participated at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Tarragona, Spain, I complained about several things, but this year, after having spent a great week at ESPN in Gdansk, Poland, I have nothing but praise to heap on the organizers.
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Let us ban everything that causes climate change, for a change

If we are going to victimize animal production for such debatable issue, then why stop there?
That ruminants belch and produce methane that changes the climate on a global scale is a stretch for me, but if that holds true and we are in the path of curtailing beef production, may I suggest we ban tourism as well because such activity increases carbon dioxide production.
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