KEARNEY, Missouri — “Meat” is at the center of focused discussions among the general public, consumers, scientists, livestock producers, manufacturers, and investors as new foods—from animals, plants and, eventually, cell-derived—come to market. Animal Frontiers is a joint venture between four professional animal science societies: American Society of Animal Science, Canadian Society of Animal Science, European Federation of Animal Science and American Meat Science Association. The October 2019 issue is devoted to a timely topic and is titled, “Foods of Animal Origin: A Prescription for Global Health.”
Dr. Eric Berg, Professor, North Dakota State University, and Past-President of the American Meat Science Association, served as the guest editor for this edition of Animal Frontiers.
“This issue of Animal Frontiers provides exceptional insight into reaching a sustainable balance between providing optimal nutrition for a growing human population while maintaining the environmental harmony of the earth,” Berg said. “Achieving the balance will require environmental stewards that are of strong body and mind. Foods of animal origin are nutrient-dense foods that should be the dietary staple throughout the lifecycle allowing humankind to not just survive, but to also thrive.”
Articles featured in Volume 9, Issue 4 of Animal Frontiers represent perspectives from three continents; North America, Africa, and Asia. The articles include:
- The impact of complementary feeding foods of animal origin on growth and the risk of overweight in infants.
- Protein and muscle health during aging: benefits and concerns related to animal-based protein.
- Can the digestible indispensable amino acid score methodology decrease protein malnutrition?
- The role of livestock products for nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life.
- Animal source foods for the alleviation of double burden of malnutrition in counties undergoing nutrition transition.
- Sustainable livestock systems to improve human health, nutrition, and economic status.
- Animal-sourced foods for improved cognitive development.
Each issue of Animal Frontiers is composed of invited, peer-reviewed articles that present several international perspectives on the status of a high-impact, global issue that is currently facing animal agriculture.
Animal Frontiers is an open access journal located at https://academic.oup.com/af/issue.
AMSA fosters community and professional development among individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high-quality meat (defined as red meat (beef, pork and lamb), poultry, fish/seafood and meat from other managed species).