Breeding innovations unlock potential of a more sustainable food supply.
Genus understands that sustainability efforts are critical to our food system and to ensuring a safe, reliable, and accessible food supply for people around the world. For hundreds of years, farmers have been using breeding knowledge, science and technology to improve our food system.
Much of the discussion about improving sustainability on farms focuses on the day-to-day practices involved in raising animals, such as water usage and waste. However, there is an additional important factor in improving sustainability in farm animals we should be discussing – breeding technologies.
At Genus, we have been building knowledge about animal breeding and genetics for decades and we’ve made significant strides over the last 60 years. As we continue to look to the future, new innovations such as harnessing our growing knowledge of genetics and data, can lead to things like:
- Reduction of animal diseases and suffering
- Less use of antibiotics
- Less production of methane
- More protein from fewer animals, resulting in less environmental impact (less food, water, waste)
- Fewer animals born that won’t become food
- Ensuring our animals are resilient to climate change while meeting the needs of local populations.
Genus R&D is dedicated to researching and developing innovative animal breeding technologies that will continue to support a more sustainable food system for generations to come.