Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bodgy US report on the environmental footprint of egg farms

The US egg industry has released a report which says that egg production today is more efficient than previous decades and leaves a smaller environmental footprint.

Researchers conducted a lifecycle analysis of U.S. egg production from 1960 to 2010 to evaluate environmental performance measures for the complete lifecycle from crops to hens to the farm gate.

It's interesting that this study (funded by the corporate egg industry) does not include the environmental footprint generated by transporting the eggs across the country when the leave the farm.
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