Organic poultry feeds suffer the consequences of historic errors

Organic poultry feeds suffer the consequences of historic errors

The absence of amino acids from the list of permitted organic feedstuffs poses a serious challenge.

Early in the European organic movement, a single list of permitted feeding stuffs in organic feeds was determined from lists of available raw materials, ultimately banning the use of all others. While everyone recognized the importance of minerals and vitamins, without input from nutritionists, amino acids were excluded from the list.