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.