By Sara Place
You’ve heard it before – we have a growing world population that will reach over 9 billion by 2050, but we don’t have an ever-expanding amount of land. As a result, we need to do more with less. This core issue is at the heart of current concerns about “sustainability,” but sustainability is nothing new in American agriculture.
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In November 1909, Henry P. Armsby, a father of modern animal nutrition and member of the National Academies of Sciences, delivered an address in Chicago as the president of the newly formed “American Society of Animal Nutrition,” the current American Society of Animal Science. Armsby began his address outlining the prevailing predictions of a growing human population, stating “…it would be foolish in the extreme to close our eyes to the fact that the intensity of...
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