Finally: Cage-Free Eggs Go Mainstream!

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In a victory for chickens everywhere, cage-free eggs may soon become the norm in supermarkets throughout the U.S.. While not the final answer, at least this is a step in the right direction!

Industry leaders in the chicken farming business are beginning to cave to the pressure of a more educated (and concerned) consumer. Recent losses in several states around the country have led these producers to concede that “Consumers are no longer accepting that eggs should come from hens that aren’t able to turn around or spread their wings.”

Well done, egg-eaters of America! Let us give no quarter to those who mass-produce our food in unsustainable – and inhumane – ways!

However, keep in mind that “cage free” just means the chickens are not kept in tiny individual cages. It does NOT mean they are allowed to roam around outdoors, or that they are necessarily much healthier overall. (See our expose’ of what egg labels really mean.) Still, this is a small step in the right direction.

Check out the news here, and let’s continue to demand better treatment for our food animals:

The nation’s largest egg industry group says that it’s giving up in the battle against a Massachusetts ballot initiative that will ban state sales of meat and eggs produced from confined animals raised anywhere in the U.S. Cage-free eggs may soon become the norm.
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The group’s statement signals a change across the board, according to the article—this after the egg industry put up a reported $10 million to defeat a ballot initiative in California and came up short.
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POLITICO reports:

Those reforms have been driven, at least in part, by the marketplace as more major retailers and restaurant chains seek to accommodate consumer demand. While a significant percentage of the egg industry disagrees with the cage-free trend, it’s becoming the new normal, said Rick Brown, senior vice president at the market reporting company Urner Barry.

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The cage-free movement is likely to grow, as producers can no longer export their eggs to states with such bans in place….

Check out the full article at OrganicAuthority.com

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