Do Good Foods begins sale of ‘carbon reduced’ chicken

Do Good Foods launched Do Good Chicken, a poultry product fed a nutrient-dense diet of upcycled fruits, vegetables and meats, to retail stores in Philadelphia.

"Food waste is a massive problem with approximately 40% of the food we grow in the U.S. going to waste. We believe this can be solved with what we are doing at Do Good Foods by upcycling surplus grocery food, creating a closed loop system, and providing accessible great tasting chicken to consumers," said Justin Kamine, co-CEO and co-founder of Do Good Foods.

Do Good Chicken is a “simple, tasty, good for plate and planet option that helps fight food waste and combat climate change,” according to the press release.

It is available in boneless and skinless breasts, drumsticks, tenderloins, thighs, wingettes and drummettes at Albertsons grocery banners and Giant stores in the Philadelphia area. Do Good Chicken does not contain any antibiotics, hormones or steroids.

A carbon neutral, upcycled poultry diet

Do Good Chicken is fed a diet made from upcycled surplus food from grocery stores. Each chicken product prevents four pounds of food waste from being sent to a landfill and avoids the generation of approximately three pounds of greenhouse gases, the company said.

“What we do is collect nutritious surplus food such as fruits, vegetables, bakery and meats – after the supermarket has made all of its food donations to people - and upcycle it into the next best use which is animal feed,” Kamine told WATTPoultry in 2021.

“That nutrient dense, nutritionally consistent feed is added to the chickens’ diet – helping to create an optimal diet for the bird. The end product is a delicious carbon reduced chicken that is good for plate and planet.”

The first Do Good Foods production facility, located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, can convert 60,000 tons of surplus food each year, which could feed 25 million chickens. A second animal feed production facility is set to open in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by the end of 2024.

Par : Elizabeth Doughman (27/05/2022)

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