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Maple Leaf CEO: Carbon neutrality helps business, planet

Consumers are increasingly interested in food companies’ sustainability efforts, and the company hopes that will lead to stronger returns for shareholders
With much fanfare, Maple Leaf Foods recently announced it had become the first major food company in the world to become carbon neutral.
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Maple Leaf Foods reaches carbon-neutral status

‘The global food system must change dramatically if we are to sustainably feed the world’s growing population,’ says Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain
Maple Leaf Foods announced it became the first major food company in the world to be carbon neutral.
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Mountaire Farms wants to irrigate more land

Poultry company submits plan to expand amount of ground it irrigates with reclaimed wastewater by about 350 acres
Mountaire Farms wants to expand the acreage of land it spray-irrigates with reclaimed wastewater from its poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware.
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Butterball debuts inaugural social responsibility report

The report emphasizes Butterball’s focus on making good food in the most responsible and sustainable way across four pillars of commitment to People, Plate, Planet and Philanthropy.
Butterball has launched its inaugural corporate social responsibility report, “The Butterball Way,” which showcases how Butterball delivered responsible, sustainable food and agriculture practices in 2018.
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What does science say about poultry sustainability?

Going forward, the poultry industry will need to need to prove it's part of a sustainable future.
Environmental sustainability is steadily becoming a more critical issue for both consumers and poultry producers. But, what does the science say about poultry’s impact on the planet?
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Purdue’s Lusk: Poultry, livestock research funds needed

Federal funds for research to improve productivity and health of livestock and poultry would be a good investment, senators are told
Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, urged members of the United States Senate to make sure federal funding is available for research to improve the productivity of livestock and poultry.
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Greek food-to-feed pilot hailed a success

Program processes 1.5 metric tons of food waste material daily for animal feed
A pilot program to turn food waste into animal feed on the Greek island of Crete is processing 1.5 metric tons of material daily from the hospitality sector as part of a national waste management plan.
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In research and reality slower-growing birds costs more

Changing to slower-growing breeds will negatively impact the environment and the sustainability of the poultry industry.
A widespread switch to slower-growing broiler genetics would require the chicken industry to use far more resources, and charge significantly higher prices, to produce the same amount of meat.
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