08-10-2021 | 
Marketing Department

Eggs, the perfect partner for a sustainable diet

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Eggs contain the majority of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants required by the body and offer a sustainable source of nutrition. We explore three great reasons why eggs can and should play an essential role in future food systems as a sustainable food of choice.


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Environmentally friendly eggs

Eggs are a low impact protein source according to the World Resources Institute (WRI) Protein Scorecard. This is thanks to new efficiencies and significant productivity gains that have been made on-farm and in the egg supply chain in recent years, resulting in eggs having the lowest carbon footprint of common animal protein sources and comparable to some plant-based foods.

In 2010, the environmental footprint of a kilogram of eggs produced in the US had reduced by 65% compared to 1960, with greenhouse gas emissions reducing by 71%[3]. Meanwhile in Canada the environmental footprint of the egg production supply chain declined by almost 50% between 1962 and 2012, while egg production increased by 50%.

Furthermore, eggs require little water; an egg’s footprint is 29 litres per gram of protein, in comparison nuts, an example of a plant-based protein source, have a footprint of 139 litres per gram.