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One4Leather writes that an often-criticized aspect of the food industry is the inefficiency of livestock converting feed to protein for human consumption; meat. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has looked into this assumption in a recent study, finding that animal products will for the foreseeable future, play an important part in global food security and nutrition.
This is a really interesting graphic, particularly for those who inexplicably believe that cattle are reared purely to make leather, notes Dr Kerry Senior, Director of Leather UK and Sacred Cow.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has released a statement about the bushfires that have destroyed millions of hectares of Australia and the lives of more than 1 billion animals, according to an expert from the University of Sydney.
Stephen Sothmann, President of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA), is one of the key presenters of the latest free-to-attend webinar “Raw materials traceability, standards and market trends for leathermaking”, to be broadcast December 11, 2019 at 2pm (UK time), 3pm CET.
Leatherbiz reports that outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland and Other Half Processing are partnering to build a leather supply chain sourced from ranches that employ regenerative practices. Through the pilot programme, Timberland will source traceable hides from regeneratively-grazed cattle in the US, to be used in select footwear and accessory collections planned for next autumn.