Canada - Quebec hog producers’ carbon footprint below world average

Quebec pork producers have taken the initiative to assess their carbon footprint in response to consumer concerns over issues of greenhouse gas (GHG) generated by pork production. Results of a study by OCO Technologies found this footprint is below the worldwide average. The carbon footprint for pork production in Quebec is 4.16 kg of CO2 produced per kg of pork carcass.
Monday 24 January 2011 (7 years 26 days ago)
Quebec pork producers have taken the initiative to assess their carbon footprint in response to consumer concerns over issues of greenhouse gas (GHG) generated by pork production. Results of a study by OCO Technologies found this footprint is below the worldwide average. The carbon footprint for pork production in Quebec is 4.16 kg of CO2 produced per kg of pork carcass.

Using a life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach makes it possible to quantify all sources of GHG emissions from pork production in Quebec and then estimate the carbon footprint. Growing grains for pig feed, feed production, manure management, farm operations, transportation and abattoir operations were all considered in this study.

Pork producers have taken this initiative because the globalization of markets has a need for positive positioning where environmental issues are concerned. It’s also in keeping with the sustainable development indicators adopted by Quebec pork producers.

http://www.carbonoffsetsdaily.com/news-channels/global/quebec-hog-producers-carbon-footprint-below-world-average-44968.htm

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