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Eggs Are a Fairly Climate-Friendly Product

A recent research paper by Annika Carlsson-Kanyama and Alejandro D Gonzalez has compared the amount of greenhouse gases emitted during various food production processes.

Their findings show that birds and pigs convert feed more efficiently than cattle and sheep, and that eggs are one of the protein rich foods that produce the lowest amount of greenhouse gases per kilo. 

The authors summarised that "eggs are fairly climate-friendly meat products".

If you would like to read the complete article "Potential contributions of food consumption patterns to climate change" it can be downloaded from the IEC website by clicking on the link below.