Compassion in World Farming has released a new nutrition report saying that meat, dairy and eggs from higher welfare farming contain higher levels of key nutrients than animal products from factory farm systems. 


Products from animals reared in higher welfare environments tend to be healthier with less fat, a greater proportion of Omega-3s and more antioxidants, said the organization. “An urgent move from intensive to higher welfare farming is required to improve animal welfare, and in doing so, contributing to improved nutrition," said Emily Lewis-Brown, research manager at Compassion in World Farming. "The compelling results in our report indicate that raising animals in high welfare systems can have nutritional benefits for people.”