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Patrick Charlton Alltech uk Profiting from Sustainability Conference York Dec 2014

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Conference Presentation at Profiting from Sustainability in York (UK) Dec 2014

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Patrick Charlton Alltech uk Profiting from Sustainability Conference York Dec 2014

  1. 1. Food sustainability -What, When and How? Patrick Charlton Vice President Alltech Europe
  2. 2. sus-tain-a-bil-i-ty [suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] Examples Word Origin noun 1. the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed. 2. Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance:
  3. 3. The New Geopolitics of Food To provide enough food to feed the world, that is safe, nutritious and affordable… … whilst not limiting the opportunity for future generations to do the same
  4. 4. More people, more burgers: With population levels booming and 3 billion people trying to enter middle-class, meat demand is skyrocketing
  5. 5. 50% of US corn crop going into Ethanol production US now a net exporter of ethanol DDGS?
  6. 6. Food is the new oil: The ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geological leverage and countries are scrambling to secure their own parochial interests at the expense of the common good
  7. 7. 83 million hectares of land sold over the last 10 years to foreign private and state investors
  8. 8. Genetic Progress has allowed for cheap food 1972 1996 2012
  9. 9. Who has benefited ? 7% Source: Office of National Statistics
  10. 10. One apple today has 50% of the nutrients compared to 50 years ago
  11. 11. Decline in nutrient content of crops from 1950 to 1999 Journal of American College of Nutrition Vol. 23 (6): 2004: 669-682
  12. 12. SEED to FEED to FORK to FUTURE
  13. 13. Are Drones the Future of Ag? Absolutely not! Part of the toolkit • Drones are only as useful as the data that guides them Where does the data come from to guide autonomous UAV/Drones? • Sensors, Big Data Analytics, and Deep Machine Learning Digitising the Agricultural process!
  14. 14. We have only identified 1% of all microbes in the soil! What if we were to harness the unidentified 99%?
  15. 15. It’s about the Soil Conserve – Enhance – Reap
  16. 16. What do these regions have in common? Salinas Valley (California) Broye Valley (Switzerland) Chateaurenard Region (France) Canary Islands
  17. 17. Little to no soil disease! Salinas Valley (California) Broye Valley (Switzerland) Chateaurenard Region (France) Canary Islands
  18. 18. Suppressive Soils • Contain microorganisms that naturally protect plants from disease • A tight-knit army of soil microbes for defense
  19. 19. Global Trials
  20. 20. Plants 1 inch taller with increased root depth Yield: +600kg/Ha = +8% Cont rol
  21. 21. Milk yield per ton of silage Control: 1525 kg milk/ton silage Grain-Set: 1612 kg milk/ton silage Gain: 5.7% or 88 kg milk/ton silage
  22. 22. Sustainable milk Fact or fiction?
  23. 23. E=P+S Efficiency= Profitability + Sustainability
  24. 24. What we deliver to our customers? • EPS slide
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  26. 26. To conclude • Sustainable food production is a major consideration for governments, retailers, food producers and the consumer • Sustainable food production is achievable, but will require a change of mindset • Technology will play a big part from food production all the way through to food distribution and storage • Changes need to be made now

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