Global warming reduced by traditional eggs
Animal rights organisations have been petitioning for
the ban of traditional eggs in the US, however, it is believed that these eggs
are better for the environment.
According to a study conducted by Adrian Williams, PhD., senior research
fellow at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, traditional cage egg
production that is currently used by most US eggs farmers lowers the industry's
effects on global warming by 10%.
This compared to the conversion to all free-range egg production, which
would increase the effects of global warming by 10% and converting to all
organic egg production will see an increase of effects on global warming by a
massive 40%. Free-range and organic farms have more need for green space, food
and energy making them more environmentally intense.
Egg production less harmful
In addition to the varying
production findings, the study also found that egg production is less harmful on
the environment than other livestock.
Egg production takes less global
energy thus producing less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
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