Well-known media dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan shared our recent blog with her followers:
Veggie burgers aren’t new, but it’s only relatively recently that marketing of plant-based alternatives (PBAs) has shifted from targeting vegetarian consumers to targeting environmentally conscious meat eaters.
Here are five things I learned on my tour of one of Australia’s largest poultry operations. By Guest Blogger Annabel Selby-Jones, ACMF Communications Manager
The health and welfare of chickens is paramount to Australian meat chicken farmers and producers, which means sometimes antibiotics are required to manage bacterial infections in chickens that were not able to be prevented or controlled by other means.
New data has confirmed that chicken meat has retained (in fact, improved) its position as Australia’s favourite meat.
But amazingly, while the popularity of chicken remains strong, so do some long-held myths and misconceptions about Australia’s chicken meat industry.
After a rigorous and sustained effort across Australian governments and the poultry industry, the ACMF is pleased that Australia has today officially regained freedom from highly pathogenic avian influenza in accordance with international guidelines, published by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
With all agricultural industries across Australia looking at how they can operate more sustainably and considering whether, and when, a carbon neutral future may be possible, it is timely to reflect on what the chicken industry’s environmental impact is and celebrate its unique achievements.