The Digital Farm and the Impact of Green Eggs

    Scientists have been tracking the environmental footprint of Canadian egg products and looking at the optimal models of farming to reduce environmental impacts. The model has utilized digital technology and the study shows that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed will produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint compared with chickens fed non-organic feeds, especially feedstuffs that contain animal by-products. This outcome was shown by analyzing the cradle-to-customer environmental life cycle assessment of Canadian egg and egg product supply chains, undertaken by the ecological economist Nathan Pelletier.