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How Chicken Production Has Become More Sustainable

It takes 75% fewer resources to produce the same amount fo chicken than it did in 1965.

Did you know chicken production has a smaller environmental footprint than almost any other animal agriculture industry? Many factors have contributed to the reduced environmental impact of producing chicken, including:

  • 75% fewer resources required in poultry production;
  • 36% reduced impact of poultry production on greenhouse gas emissions;
  • 72% decrease in farm land used in poultry production; and
  • 58% decrease in water used in poultry production.

Learn more about how chicken production has become more sustainable in the United States here.

Chicken farmers are continuously adopting new technology to reduce energy use.