With a growing global population, the demand for high-quality food to meet nutritional needs continues to increase. Our ability to meet those needs is challenged by a changing environment that includes constraints on land and water resources and growing concerns about the impact of human activity including agricultural practices on the changing climate. Adaptations that meet food/nutritional demands while avoiding unintended consequences including negatively affecting the environment are needed. This article covers a specific case study, the role of animal source foods (ASFs) in meeting micronutrient needs in a changing environment. The article covers our understanding of the role of ASFs in meeting micronutrient needs, evidence-based approaches to the development of nutrition guidance, the current issues associated with the relation between animal production practices and greenhouse gas emissions, and examples of how we might model the myriad sources of relevant data to better understand these complex interrelations.
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Editorial support in the form of manuscript styling and submission was provided by BioCentric, Inc., through funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Copyright © Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society for Nutrition 2020.
- animal source foods
- greenhouse gases
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article