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Politicians Head World Meat Congress Discussion

02 September 2008

SOUTH AFRICA - The 17th IMS World Meat Congress in Cape Town, South Africa next week will be launched with a discussion by agriculture politicians from around the world on Meeting the Policy Challenges.

The congress, which takes place from 9-10 September at the International Convention Centre, will be opened by the South African Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs Lulu Xingwana.

The political discussion will hear from the European agricultural Commissioner Mariann Fischler Boel, Inácio Afonso Kroetz, Vice-Minister of Animals and Plant Health & Inspection, Ministry of Brazilia - Agriculture Livestock And Food Supply. Philip Green, Australian High Commissioner to South Africa and Njabulo Nduli, South African Director General of Agriculture.

The congress will also discuss Meeting the Demand for Meat, Meat supply, Productivity and Innovation, Meat - an Environmentally Responsible Industry, Developing World Markets and International Trade.

One of the aspects of innovation that will come under close scrutiny during the discussions will be the impact of biofuels on meat production.

The congress will be attracting speakers from around the world form as far field as China, South America, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Before the start of the congress which is being run by the South African Meat Industry Company, the International Meat Secretariat will be holding it traditional species committee meetings and the IMS General Assembly.

The congress will also see the presentation of the IMS scientific research prize winner.

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