Several extensive livestock organizations They have asked this Thursday the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, the differentiation between products and the promotion of a stamp of extensive livestock.
Responsable of Livestock Network, the Platform for Extensive Livestock and Pastoralism, and the Spanish Dehesa Federation (Fedehesa) have met this Thursday with Garzón to propose actions that promote the differentiation, production and consumption of sustainable livestock products.
The Minister of Consumption has thus continued his round of contacts with producer organizations, after the controversy generated by his words regarding the “macro farms”, in an interview for the British newspaper ‘The Guardian’.
The aforementioned organizations have proposed the promotion of an extensive livestock label, which they will continue to work on in future meetings, to highlight the characteristics of this type of production, such as its quality, sustainability, animal welfare, biodiversity, conservation of cultural heritage and rural employment.
The Platform for Extensive Livestock and Pastoralism It has been developing this seal for more than a year with the Entretantos Foundation, in order to provide consumers with clear information on extensive livestock farming.
The entities have assured in a statement that there is a lack of awareness campaigns to promote the consumption of sustainable and healthy livestock products, and have highlighted the need to legislate based on the type of livestock management and support the direct sale of products.
In addition, they have called for coordination with the ministries of Agriculture, Fishing and Food; and for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
In his opinion, extensive livestock farming should be recognized for the benefits it brings to society and the environment; give it the status it deserves with the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); develop the labeling of their products and increase support for their survival in decent and sustainable conditions, among other actions.