The poultry industry constantly increases its commitment to environment-friendly and sustainable production practices as to take maximum possible care of our planet. Commitment to the quality and organicity of poultry meat can be found at every stage of production: from the well-being and protection of health of animals, sustainable feeding conditions and humane processing methods to the supply chain.
What does organic breeding look like?
In the European Union, free-range breeding is the most popular method of breeding used for the organic production of poultry meat. Staying on farms of this kind, animals feel like they are in their natural environment.
In organic farms and free ranges, fenced green areas have also been set aside for birds to move freely around.
What are hens fed with?
Breeder hens are provided with a sufficient quantity of drinking water and organic fodder adjusted to their age or species. Moreover, it is prohibited in the entire EU to use any kinds of hormones and growth stimulants accelerating the poultry production process, which may have a negative impact on its quality.(1)
Certification of products
European farms are covered by reliable inspections by certification bodies, which verify production and processing in organic farming in the EU. The certification of a farm has to be performed by an independent authorised inspection body.
Processing plants that completed the verification process successfully are allowed to market products with the EU organic food designation that guarantees the organic character of the product to be sold.
Environmental impact of organic production
Environment protection is a top issue in all media nowadays. In this respect, we look great in comparison to other branches of economy. For example, industry produces up to 38% of total greenhouse gas emissions, whereas agriculture only accounts for 10% of all pollutions. Our position is equally good on an international scale. Breeder animals in the EU produce even twice less gas than in the rest of the world.
According to Eurostat(2,3) , greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector dropped by 20% in the years 1990–2015. Moreover, we still make efforts to reduce our negative environmental impact even further. The above data are quoted after the official Twitter European Lifestock Voice(3).
To sum up, we think that it is worth investing in yourself through organic food from a reliable source.
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