The World And Its Global Needs

1343 WordsMay 7, 20156 Pages
Research out of Europe tells us that more specifically the UK is leading the charge into trying to succeed into future food security needs for the world, where the use for livestock cloning is the epicenter. In addition, Petetin (2012) tells us when creating partial regulations and labelling, this in turn limits the control on cloned livestock, their offspring, and the consumable animal products produced by the animal. The UK is in favor of increasing the progress of the technology. Nonetheless, their government lessens the information available to the customers and the ability for them to decide on what to choose. This new method goes against an increasing new thought to change to the consumers’ choices when regulating cloning (Petetin,…show more content…
Historically, domestication and the use of genetic livestock breeding practices have been largely responsible for the improvements in yield of livestock products that have been seen over recent decades (Leakey et al. 2009; Thorton 2010). “If past changes in demand for livestock products have been met by a combination of conventional techniques, such as breed substitution, cross-breeding and within-breed selection, future changes are likely to be met increasingly from new techniques” (Thorton 2010). The extensive use of cross-breeding in global production exposes the traits that best complement each other from different strains or breeds by using heterocyst which is also known as hybrid vigor (Simm 1998; Thorton 2010). The choice within breeds of farm livestock produces genetic changes usually in the range 1–3% per year, in relative to the mean of the single or multiple qualities that are of awareness (Thorton 2010). Rates of hereditary change have increased in recent decades in most species in technologically advanced countries for several reasons, including more efficient statistical methods for estimating the genetic merit of animals, the wider use of knowledge such as artificial insemination and more focused selection on objective traits such as milk yield (Simm et al. 2004: Thorton 2010). “Less than 10 percent of the nation’s beef cows are bred
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