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Canadian Chicken farmers use LCA study to position as “low carbon” chicken


A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) designed to measure the environmental and social performance of Canada’s chicken sector, from hatching egg to processor, found that Canadian chicken has one of the lowest carbon footprint of all. The research was conducted by Groupe AGÉCO, a consultation firm specialising in corporate social responsibility and economic studies, on behalf of the Chicken Farmers of Canada.

Benoît Fontaine, chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada affirms that, “Our sustainability journey is a process of continual improvement. We have come a long way with the implementation of on-farm programmes, and with the growth in our industry which has contributed to the Canadian economy and helps support rural communities. But we’ll always have more work to do and we will continually evolve to improve our practices and deliver on the expectations of Canadian consumers.”

Read the study here.


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