Dairy groups want changes to feed additive rules

A dairy organization is encouraging federal officials to move faster to approve animal-feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The National Milk Producers Federation’s chief science officer Dr. Jamie Jonker says enteric emissions directly from cows currently account for roughly one-third of all GHG emissions from dairy farms and present an important area of opportunity for methane reductions.   Jonker says feed composition changes can directly or indirectly reduce enteric emissions resulting from livestock.”

Jonker submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration saying that streamlining the bureaucracy and allowing feed additives to be treated as foods rather than as drugs will help the United States maintain and advance its global leadership in sustainability. 

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