The Benefits of ProActive Seed-to-Feed Science and Education

Here are a few of the benefits of ProActive seed-to-feed science and education teamwork:

  1. Combining agronomy, livestock nutrition, and sustainability sciences measurably increases sustainability of agricultural systems for feed, food, and biofuel production. Click Here for Soy-Livestock-Ecosystem Science
  2. The soybean industry reverses the protein decline.
    1. Graphic of the decline:
      Chart Source: 2023 Annual Soybean Quality Survey, United Soybean Board.
    2. Research funded by United Soybean Board found that increasing soybean protein increases soybean value:  Quantifying the value of soybean meal in poultry and Swine Diets
  1. Farmers begin recapturing billions in natural feed sales lost to synthetic substitutes.
    1. Reuters Story about falling Protein: Protein plight: Brazil steals U.S. soybean share in China.
  2. Livestock health and productivity improve because field-raised diets are naturally healthier than synthetic feed substitutes.
    1. Science Support: Soybean meal – both a nutritional and prescriptive ingredient – mitigates respiratory disease impact on pig performance (feedstuffs.com).
  3. Livestock CO2 from feed production drops by millions of tons when natural feed is prioritized.
    1. Science Support:
      1. Life-cycle analysis of soybean meal, distiller-dried grains with solubles, and synthetic amino acid-based animal feeds for swine and poultry production.
    2. Livestock nitrogen is reduced.
  4. Growth in circular agricultural economies powered by natural value chains.
  5. Multinational food companies use protein from bio-fuel plants to help millions more malnourished moms and infants get nutrition assistance.
    1. Science Support
      1. The Potential Impact of Animal Science Research on Global Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health: A Landscape Review.
      2. What global maternal and child nutrition can learn from Animal Science.
    2. Rural and urban stakeholders build bridges of peace and prosperity while protecting ecosystems, using food as common ground.

Here’s a brochure about the science that led to Protein for Peace.