Organic chicken production criticised for leaving a larger carbon footprint

Allison, Richard
March 2007
Poultry World;Mar2007, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
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.


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