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Reducing Our Environmental Footprint

According to a new study, the U.S. egg production industry has significantly decreased its environmental footprint in the past 50 years. Researchers at the Egg Industry Center conducted a first-of-its-kind lifecycle analysis of U.S. egg production from 1960 to 2010 and found that today’s hens are producing more eggs and living longer due to better health, nutrition, and their living environment. Yet at the same time, egg farms are using fewer resources and producing less waste. Compared to 1960:

  • Today's hens use a little over half the amount of feed to produce a dozen eggs.
  • The egg production process releases significantly less polluting emissions, including 71% lower greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Hens now use 32% less water to produce a dozen eggs.
  • Hens today produce 27% more eggs per day and are living longer.

Overall Study Facts

Environmental Footprint Highlights

Egg Production Highlights

Find out more by viewing the Full Study and Press Release.