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Iowa State Study Shows Poultry Industry Has Positive Carbon Footprint

A recently released report by Iowa State University shows that the poultry industry has had a significant positive impact on the environment over the past fifty years.  Iowa State University Professor of Ag Bio Systems engineering Dr. Hongwei Xin says the poultry industry’s environmental foot print has improved dramatically.

Xin says their study showed technology and efficiencies have allowed the poultry industry to use 72 percent less land for production than it did fifty years ago.

Xin says hens are producing 27 percent more eggs than they did in 1960, are living longer and are eating less so the feed efficiency is greater.

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