Posted November 14, 2018 06:14:31We all know that chickens are important for our food supply, and there are some pretty significant restrictions on their consumption.
But do we really know when we will see a chicken-friendly day in Australia?
That depends on what the chicken industry has in store for us.
“We have a very busy season for chickens coming up in 2019,” Dr Adam Taylor from the University of Western Australia’s Food and Environment Research Centre told ABC Radio Canberra.
“I think we’ll see the peak of demand in the next two years.”
That’s when we see the introduction of full-blown chicken-less days, where there will be a reduction in the numbers of chickens.
“He says that’s a good thing, and not just for consumers, as a chicken farm can’t feed the animals that way.”
It will save food, and it will save money for farmers because it means they can feed more chickens,” he said.
Dr Taylor says it’s a situation that’s unlikely to change any time soon, but that it’s possible we’ll have to rethink the way we think about chicken in the future.”
There’s always the possibility of things changing, but it’s very difficult to predict what might happen in the short-term,” he told RN Breakfast.”
In the longer term, I think it’s probably a good idea to just say ‘yes, we do have some restrictions on chickens’, and then have a plan in place to reduce those restrictions.
“But in the meantime, we should be mindful that in 2019 and beyond, we might see a lot more chicken-only days.”
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