ISGP Podcast: Lean, Mean, Protein Machine



Our world faces a challenge: we need more animal protein to feed humans…and to feed the animals that feed the humans. One strategy to achieve this goal involves using biotechnology to increase the protein content of major feed plants. Feed for animals is becoming an important area for research because as more highly populated nations become prosperous and developed, there is and will continue to be greater pressure to increase animal production Debaters sorted through the pros and cons of using biotechnology for feed plants during the discussion of the paper written by Dr. Eliot Herman, Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, titled The Challenge to Meet Global Need for Protein Sources for Animal. Dr. Herman’s policy position paper was part of an Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) conference on 21st Century Borders/Synthetic Biology: Focus on Responsibility and Governance convened December 4-7, 2012 in Tucson Arizona. For more podcasts, visit ISGP’s The Forum.