Do chickens & eggs have effect on carbon emissions?

Morrisons has today begun a brand new line of what it describes as “carbon-neutral” eggs from hens fed on insects bred on food waste.

British grocery giant stated that the eggs originated from farms where hens are on a soya-free diet of insects which are in turn fed on food waste from Morrisons bakery, fruit & vegetable sites.

The scheme, which is led by the AI-powered insect min-farms developer Better Origin technology, has targets to cut down deforestation due to irresponsible soya production.

The egg farm, where the 1st stock of this type of eggs will come, has also been fitted with a wind turbine and 50kWh solar panels.

It has also enrolled in a carbon sequestration programme to offset remaining emissions on the farm, Morrisons stated.

The retailer added the University of Cambridge has approved the “carbon-neutral” rating of the new eggs after scrutinising the emissions related to the eggs’ production and those which are offset.

“This is our first carbon neutral product and there will be many more to come, Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture at Morrisons, stated.

“It’s all part of our drive to be directly supplied only by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. We know our customers consider the environmental impact of the food they eat and want affordable zero emission produce.”

Do chickens & eggs have effect on carbon emissions?

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