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Sustainability is core to Canadian chicken

Canadian chicken farmers are committed to continuous improvement
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Not only do Canadians want to know where their food comes from, they want to know that it was produced in an environmentally sustainable way. Canadian chicken farmers take their role as stewards of our land seriously, and they are proud of their work to not only care for their flocks, but also for our environment. 

According to a recent third-party life cycle assessment, the Canadian chicken industry has one of the lowest carbon footprints globally, and we’re not stopping there. 

  • Per kilogram of protein, the carbon footprint of Canadian chicken is lower than any other livestock commodities in North America.
  • In the past 40 years, the sector’s carbon footprint was reduced by 37%.
  • Water consumption over the past 40 years has been reduced by 45%.
  • 62% of the sector’s energy use comes from renewable sources.

Individually, farmers enhance the sustainability of their farms by investing in innovation to reduce their environmental impacts. From ventilation, heating and cooling efficiencies to lighting improvements, focusing on soil health to mitigate soil erosion and water runoff, each farmer uses a combination of methods to care for their flocks and their land responsibly, which also contributes to the long-term viability of the sector. 

Sustainability is a journey, not a destination. The sector is always looking at ways to continue to improve its sustainable impact while ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, well cared for chicken. 

Learn more at chickenfarmers.ca.

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