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Permalink Canadian Analysis Shows Eggs from Poultry Fed Vegan, Organic Diet Have Lower Environmental Impact

Research findings from ecological economist Nathan Pelletier at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus show that poultry given vegan organic feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint. A cradle-to-customer environmental life cycle assessment of Canadian egg and egg product supply chains showed that the type of feed and manure-management system had the greatest influence on environmental impacts. Organic feed derived from non-livestock sources required fewer resources and had lower emissions than conventional feed. This is the first national benchmark study of Canadian egg supply chains, and Pelletier believes that it offers important insights for improving the sustainability profile of the industry.

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