Carbon free eggs in the UK
chain of supermarket MorrisonUK announces plans to replace soybeans with insects at 10 of its egg supply farms, Its new insect ‘mini farm’ will be incorporated into UK egg farms to feed chickens, which will also receive a supplemental diet of British beans, peas and sunflower seeds.
The insect rearing units have been developed by the agriculture company Better Origin. Each container feeds 32,000 free-range chickens and will receive three tons of Morrisons’ fruit and vegetable waste each week. Insects can grow to 5,000 times their initial body mass in less than 14 days. In total, 10 containers will feed 320,000 free-range chickens.
According to a Morrison spokesperson, “Reducing soy from animal feed is one of the major challenges for farms that requires reducing their carbon footprint, and we want to help find a solution.” “An insect diet may be better suited to our chickens, they enjoy it, and the nutritional and additional health benefits are remarkable.
Soy currently represents between 10 and 20% of the normal diet of chickens. Feed is responsible for up to 70% of emissions from the UK supply chain, with soy being the major contributor. Morrison said reducing soybean and insect food waste on these 10 farms is expected to save 56 hectares of South American land from deforestation each year, where half of the world’s soybeans are grown. The retailer said this would reduce CO2 emissions by 5,737 tonnes and save 40 billion liters of water annually.
Morrison expects the first carbon-neutral eggs to hit stores in 2022, along with carbon-neutral options for fruits, vegetables and meat in the coming years, as a result of its commitment to supply only from zero-emissions farms by 2030. Is.
Sainsbury’s Targets Emissions Neutral Eggs With “Respect”
The UK’s first carbon neutral Egg 330 reaches Sainsbury’s stores, and is It is produced on a free-range farm using locally grown feed, renewable energy and a breed of chickens carefully selected for a low carbon footprint.
Although egg production has one of the lowest emissions among animal proteins, many consumers want to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint, and meet agreed carbon reduction targets. That is the goal of the launch of “Respectful Carbon Neutral Eggs”.
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