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Sustainability in the Swine Industry: Understanding the Life Cycle Assessment of the Pork Supply Chain

Erika Johnson, Lance Baumgard, Jason Ross
The overarching goal of the swine industry is to provide high-quality protein to feed the world’s growing population. Improvements in production efficiency are continually being made to create a better and more sustainable product. Sustainability in the swine industry can be calculated using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). An LCA is a holistic approach to analyze the cumulative environmental impacts of the different phases of swine production. Swine production LCAs can inform producers and consumers how certain production practices impact the environment.

Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 04/2022
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