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CSIRO research overturns myths about beef

CSIRO research overturns myths about beef’s impact on human protein supply.


Red meat is often criticised as having a substantial footprint, taking up land that could be used to grow crops for human food, or eating grain that humans could be eating instead – however, CSIRO research shows Australian beef production is efficient at converting both low-quality protein in grains that humans can eat, as well as protein in grass that humans can’t eat, into high-quality protein for human nutrition.

NEW research by CSIRO has for the first time quantified the contribution Australian beef makes to the protein supply for human nutrition, paving the way to better understand efficiencies across the production of other proteins.


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