As poultry becomes the world’s most-consumed meat protein in 2019, the International Poultry Council (IPC) is calling on producers worldwide to use World Poultry Day to engage consumers and critics about poultry’s role in food security and sustainability. World Poultry Day is on May 10, and the IPC invites producers in every country to join in the celebration in the year in which total worldwide poultry consumption will top that of all the meat proteins.
The celebration comes at a time when there is a heightened worldwide awareness of food insecurity. Total worldwide poultry production will exceed that of pork in 2019 due to production losses from African swine fever in hogs and pigs in China and elsewhere. With 2.2 billion more mouths to feed by 2050, experts estimate food production must grow by 70 percent. Poultry has demonstrated the ability to meet demand efficiently and sustainably. Read more