The environmental footprint of the egg industry
A team of Spanish scientists report the environmental cost of egg production in a typical farm in Spain.
Egg production has increased in recent decades, and has reached a volume of 68 million tons worldwide. The main reason is that chicken eggs are not only a valuable source of protein, but also inexpensive.
Currently, about 7 million tons of eggs are produced each year in the European Union. Spain is one of the largest producers with 1,260 farms and an average of 67,700 chickens each. | READ MORE