STEYREGG, Austria, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ -
Botanical feed additives support sustainable livestock operations,
thereby promoting the health of farm animals as well as reducing their
impact on the environment and public health. Recent scientific studies
revealed that if all poultry and pigs in the world were fed botanical
feed additives, 29 million tons of CO2 equivalents could be eliminated
from the environment each year: a carbon footprint of all citizens of
Spain's capital, Madrid.
Botanical feed additives used in animal production have long been proven
to have positive effects on the environment. Known as "phytogenic feed
additives", the active ingredients in these products are derived solely
from herbs, spices and their extracts. They help farmers raise healthy
animals and reduce greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions.
As natural foods and food-sources becoming increasingly important
considerations in consumer decision making, the consumer's concerns
become the concerns of feed producers, farmers, supermarkets and
restaurants. Consumer choice will continue to make a difference to the
quality of the food we eat.
The family owned company DELACON is the pioneer and world's largest
producer of phytogenic feed additives. From the very beginning,
improved animal welfare, performance and feed efficiency while ensuring
a high quality and sustainable food chain has been a main goal for the
company. The scientific Carbon Footprint Life Cycle Assessment of
DELACON products showed a significant reduction of environmental
impacts when these additives are used in livestock production. A
calculation shows that if all poultry and pigs in the world were fed
phytogenic feed additives, 29 million tons of CO2 equivalents could be
eliminated from the environment annually: a carbon footprint of all
citizens of Spain's capital Madrid.
SOURCE: DELACON Biotechnik Ges.m.b.H.
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