The National Organic Standards Board voted to improve the living standards for egg-laying hens. It’s not law yet, but it’s a start.
A few thousand organic eggs have been recalled due to contamination with salmonella.
Certified Organic foods are supposed to be grown or raised differently from conventional foods – environmentally-benign pesticides and fertilizers, if any at all, and pastured, humanely-raised animals. But is that always true? The Cornucopia Institute spent two years visiting the chicken farms of organic egg brands and what they found was not always pretty.
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more poultry and eggs being marketed as “vegetarian fed.” While I’ve always wondered what this label means, now that I work [ … ]