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Australian Chicken Meat Industry Helps Develop Global Environmental Guidelines

06 June 2014

AUSTRALIA - The Australian industry has joined forces with international bodies to develop guidelines to assess the environmental burdens of poultry production.

The Australian chicken meat industry and the Rural Industries R&D Corporation (RIRDC) have partnered with the International Poultry Council and International Egg Commission to bring Australia’s expertise and experience to the table in the development of guidelines for assessing the environmental burdens of poultry production.

The industry’s expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, conducted previously at a local level, was of great benefit to the development of the global Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) draft guidelines, which have recently been released for public review.

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