New Egg Production Study Shows Environmental Impact Reduction in Past 50 Years

The American Egg Board recently released a landmark study that shows that while U.S. egg production has increased over the past 50 years, the industry has also been able to significantly decrease its environmental footprint. This is the first study of its kind that assesses the complete environmental impact of the U.S. egg production process – from crops to hens to the farm gate. With the increased demand for finite resources — from land to water to energy — there is a critical need to innovate around finding sustainable ways of feeding growing populations while managing the environmental impact. Egg farmers, in response, have improved their production practices, allowing them to provide an affordable source of high-quality protein while using fewer resources and producing less waste.



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