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Backyard Chickens, Rabbits, Soybeans Can Meet Household Protein Demand

Michigan Technological University

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In 2020, stores sold out of garden seed, coops, and rabbit cages. Now, we have an idea how much protein people can grow in their backyards.

The 2020 meat shortages led many to wonder what to eat for protein when supply chains are disrupted. Some people turned to gathering eggs, raising animals, and growing their own food. A team from Michigan Technological University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks found that the work is well worth it. In a new study published in Sustainability, the researchers looked at how a typical household with ...