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Sustainability standard for poultry industry launches

PoultryCARE certification measures animal, environmental and community health.
A new third-party verified sustainability standard for the poultry industry, PoultryCARE, certifies that farmers are implementing best practices in animal husbandry, environmental stewardship and engagement with their community.
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Why the poultry industry needs to set sustainability goals

Consumer trust is more important than ever.
Today’s consumers expect the poultry and meat production industry to be invested in sustainable supply chains, environmental protections and social responsibility programs, Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Global McDonald’s Business Unit Leader and Chief Sustainability Officer, OSI Group and Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity, explained March 4 during “Defend and Deflect No More: Building Trust in Animal Program,” at the 2020 Annual Meat Conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Perdue earns GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill certification

Lewiston, North Carolina, harvest operation diverts more than 8.3 million pounds of waste in 2019
Perdue Farms announced that its Lewiston, North Carolina, operation is now GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill certified. This means 100% of the waste materials leaving the facility are diverted from landfill via GreenCircle’s acceptable means of diversion such as reuse, recycling, or incineration for energy, also known as waste-to-energy.
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Perdue Farms partners with PSU on sustainability

Company joins PSU’s Center for the Business of Sustainability as a founding member.
To help meet the protein needs of a growing global population, Perdue Farms is partnering with the Pennsylvania State University Center for the Business of Sustainability as a founding member.
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Animal agriculture capable of ‘global cooling’

Opponents of livestock and poultry production need to know scientific facts about greenhouse gasses
People who are opposed to animal agriculture have for a long time pointed their fingers at the industry for its harmful impact on the environment and have claimed that it is largely responsible for global warming.
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Consumers like sustainable ag companies, but can’t ID them

As consumer interest in sustainability grows, meat and poultry companies need to practice sustainability, prove they are doing so, and tell their stories
Consumers want the companies that produce the meat and poultry they eat to be sustainable, but they don’t necessarily know which companies fit that description.
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