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Environmental regulation in the pork producing industry - bring on the research!

Paterson, J.E. and Barker, J.A. (2007) Environmental regulation in the pork producing industry - bring on the research! In: Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 25-28 November 2007, Brisbane.

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Over the last 20 years, environmental management in Queensland has moved from the policy backwaters of government to the front line of operations by way of regulatory enforcement, industry programs and incentives. When the new Queensland Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA) came into effect, the business of environmental management has become a central feature of urban and rural development activity. The concept of environmentally sustainable development (ESD), has given life to the precautionary principle as a way for planners and regulators to place relevant controls on development. The planning, development and operation of pig farming systems has been effected by the new regulatory framework. Ever more definitive standards and approval permits have emerged which endeavour to achieve ESD. With these modern planning instruments in place, rural industry sectors have become, quite legitimately, concerned about future opportunities for research and innovation. This paper asserts that the capacity to engage in research and to achieve innovation in the pork producing industry is not hindered by Queensland environmental regulation frameworks. However, in order for research and innovation to prosper within these frameworks, some protocols need to be followed by the industry. What is at stake is community confidence.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Corporate Creators:QFIP
Additional Information:© The Australasian Pig Science Association.
Keywords:Animal production; environmental policy; environmental protection; legislation; meat production; pig farming; housing; piggery effluent; pigmeat; pollution; public health; regulations; waste management.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Animal culture > Cost, yield and profit. Accounting
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Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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