The production of eggs has an impact on our environment, partly due to greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore important to make a conscious choice in which egg you buy. Are you crazy about eggs and living in the Netherlands? Choose eggs of Blije Kip, Eike, Kipster, Oerei, Rondeel, Yverde or Zorgeieren. These all have the quality label On the Way to PlanetProof. This makes them a better choice for nature, climate and animals. Curious about what the poultry farmers are doing to achieve this? Read on!
Healthy living environment
The health and welfare of chickens are just as important to On the Way to PlanetProof as the other themes. One way the farmers stimulate this is by creating a natural day and night rhythm, for example by having enclosures with daylight. These enclosures are larger than the pens of conventional laying hens. The maximum stocking density is 8 chickens per m2. The larger living space also allows a chicken to display its natural behavior, such as scratching the ground with both feet and picking treats off the ground.
Tasty & safe
That treat is in the form of bedding, for example. The chickens not only pick it up but can also take a dust bath in it. The chicken nests in a pile of shavings and by moving back and forth they clean their feathers.
Another requirement of the quality label is that the houses are fireproof. Certified poultry farmers, therefore, have an alarm system with notification to the fire department that is checked at least once every 5 years. There is also an alarm and calamity plan in place in case of a power failure and essential equipment such as ventilation.
Make a conscious choice and choose for On the Way to PlanetProof. Then you can enjoy an egg with a nicer feeling!
Sustainability rate up, environmental impact down
A poultry farm has an impact on our planet. To reduce that impact, the farmers of On the way to PlanetProof use as little energy as possible. The energy they use must be green. In addition, the companies emit less environmentally damaging substances by limiting the amount of raw protein in feed and by having the transport carried out by a sustainable company that has been awarded a Lean and Green award. These logistics companies have lower CO2 emissions.
The certificate holders also help to prevent deforestation. They do this by only using jungle-free soy in cattle feed.
Have you bought eggs with the quality mark On the way to PlanetProof? Let us show you how you make a tasty lunch with this delicious recipe for an omelet.
You need these On the way to PlanetProof products:
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 3 mushrooms
- 1 tomato
- dash of milk
- 2 eggs of Blije Kip, Eike, Kipster, Oerei, Rondeel, Yverde of Zorgeieren
How to make it:
Finely chop the onion, garlic, mushrooms and tomato and fry them in a pan with a little vegetable oil/butter. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl. Add a dash of milk and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour the egg mixture into the pan. When bubbles are visible, you can flip the omelet. Bake for another 1-2 minutes and enjoy!