The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has welcomed the publication of the House of Lords European Union Committee’s report on innovation in EU agriculture, which calls for urgent action to prepare for the future.

The National Office of Animal Health has welcomed the publication of the House of Lords European Union Committee’s report on innovation in EU agriculture, and says that animal medicines play a “vital role” in world food security.

Phil Sketchley, as featured on YouTube.The report, published on July 7, calls for urgent action to prepare European agriculture for the future by raising productivity while supporting environmental sustainability.

The core message of the report is that agricultural innovation must be at the heart of both Europe and the UK’s policy-making, in an effort to respond to a rising global population, to the challenges of climate change and to food price volatility.

NOAH chief executive Phil Sketchley said: “NOAH held a conference earlier this year called ‘Feeding the World’ and we looked at how [the] animal health industry can provide animal disease solutions to help meet the challenge of increasing demand for protein-based food, both in the developed countries and emerging nations of the world.

“We had the chance to hear a number of expert speakers, and their thoughts can be viewed on NOAH’s new YouTube channel, celebrating its 25th anniversary.”

As spelled out in the report, NOAH believes science has a vital role to play in the challenge of feeding the world.

Mr Sketchley added: “The animal medicines industry respects the need for appropriate regulation that protects human health and animal health and welfare, at the same time as allowing technological advance. Growing public confidence in scientific advancement is an important part of this – we look forward to working with others to help achieve this aim.”

 

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