Car­bon neu­tral

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - WORLD -

A Dutch com­pany says it is pro­duc­ing the in­dus­try’s first hen eggs with no dis­cernible car­bon foot­print.

Kip­ster uses 1,097 so­lar pan­els to power its fa­cil­ity, with enough elec­tric­ity left over to sell back to the grid. The farm also uses waste food as feed to help elim­i­nate its car­bon foot­print.

While not tech­ni­cally a free-range fa­cil­ity, the birds are al­lowed to roam in a cov­ered court­yard, and their eggs are sold in con­tain­ers made of potato starch rather than card­board.

The birds even­tu­ally are slaugh­tered and sold at lo­cal mar­kets rather than be­ing shipped long dis­tances.

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