Besides running the Stand E130 at Hall 8&9, the Olmix’s team was also present at the conference room to share some on-field experiences on how to raise broilers without antibiotics by using natural algae-based alternatives. On this occasion, it was Dr Pi Nyvall, Olmix Group’s R&D Manager, who brought the audience’s attention to this topic by giving first an insight into the necessity to move forward an antibiotic-free production.
“Today we are all aware of the risks of overusing antibiotics and governments all around the world are taking actions. There are, indeed, many trade barriers and important restrictions on antimicrobial use in food animal production. As an example, the World Organization for Animal Health published the ‘Guidelines for the control of antimicrobial resistance’ in 2013. Also, the French Government recently launched the second Écoantibio National Plan to combat microbial resistance to antibiotics”, she explained.
It can be said that this vision is also shared by more and more consumers all over the world. In fact, there is a huge concern about the direct correlation between food and superbugs, as showed in the media in recent years.
Ms Pi Nyvall delivered a scientific lecture at GFIA.