Water emergency and organic livestock farming
Organic and intensive livestock farming: who is responsible for the water emergency
If intensive livestock farming is one of the main culprits of the current water emergency, organic livestock farming can be a practical resource in the fight against drought and climate change.
The downpours that have brought hail and violent thunderstorms to our territories in the past few days only one of the latest alarm bells of the climate emergency affecting our planet.
And no, these sporadic violent rains have not helped solve what is the biggest problem right now in our territory: water emergency and the resulting drought.
The limited availability of our planet resources is a refrain that we have become accustomed to, especially when it comes to water and food.
At Salumificio Pedrazzoli to cope with this scarcity, we have tried to come up with a solution: optimization instead of deprivation.
Those who know us know this well. To adapt to climate change and promote an equitable distribution of resources, now more than ever at Salumificio Pedrazzoli we bring forward organic farming and production as a solution. Thus, our way of producing organic cured meats becomes the way to champion our commitment to pursue and spread the culture of organic farming and breeding.
Intensive livestock farming consumes about 1/3 of the water resources available to the agricultural sector,
where land areas are largely used for the cultivation and production of feedstuffs such as corn and soybeans for the livestock supply chain.
In organic livestock farming, given the far lower proportion of animal numbers to available land, the need is greatly reduced: choosing organic helps avoid unnecessary waste of water resources in the fields.
Organic livestock farming is not the ultimate solution to the water emergency or climate change, but it is certainly the first step towards a conscious and respectful production.
At Salumificio Pedrazzoli we do our part by always opposing intensive livestock farming and choosing organic as an all-round answer, for animal welfare, for resource containment and production sustainability, but the commitment must be widespread.
That is why we are advocating for a conscious consumption, where quality exceeds quantity, where it is better to consume less but consume better, choosing realities that support non-intensive practices and against sustainable production that safeguards animal welfare and optimizes resources, just as organic livestock farming provides.