TITLE

Organic chicken production criticised for leaving a larger carbon footprint

AUTHOR(S)
Allison, Richard
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Poultry World;Mar2007, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the environmental impact of organic chicken production based on a study conducted by researchers at Manchester Business School in England and sponsored by the British Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Lead researcher professor Ken Green stated that carbon content is larger among organic chicken and milk. The Soil Association stressed that organic farming is 15% more energy efficient. The report concluded that organic food production is more water intensive.
ACCESSION #
24370490

 

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