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Cage Free Eggs

When It Comes To Eggs, What Do 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean?

Gay Browne | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Cage-free and free-range might sound like the hens are free to roam but that is not necessarily so.

Let's get real about the future of food

David MacLennan | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
David MacLennan

Food and agriculture are in the midst of disruption. Dannon recently pledged that all of its flagship brands will go GMO-free. McDonald's has started ...

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

Dena Jones | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Dena Jones

There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or -- heaven forbid -- drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country.

Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation's Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Because of the tremendous work of the HSUS team, along with our friends, including Compassion in World Farming, we can mark it down in our calendars, as a matter of historical record: April 5 was a big day indeed.

Commending Walmart's Cage-Free Commitment

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.

Your Guide To Buying Eggs At The Grocery Store

Modern Farmer | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Flickr; beantin Cage-free. All natural. No antibiotics. What's the difference? Egg cartons today boast a myriad of attention-grabbing yet ill-defin...

There Is a New Normal in the Egg Industry, and It's Cage-Free

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In recent months, more than 60 of the world's largest food retailers, restaurant chains, and others have set timelines for going 100 percent cage-free. I'm confident that within the next month we'll see other retailers come on board.

With Social Media Help, Consumers Find Their Voice on Food Policy

Pulin Modi | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Pulin Modi

Everyone can use social tools like to have a meaningful impact on issues they care about. Each consumer has a unique story to share, and companies are increasingly developing news way to engage with the distributed power of social media.

Why Trader Joe's Big Move On Eggs Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

Trader Joe's has thrown its weight behind the growing cage-free egg movement, making it one of the few prominent grocery chains to do so. The company...

Target Hits the Mark With Transition to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This is an enormously consequential shift in food and agriculture, and it is a clear signal to everyone concerned that gestation crates and battery cages are soon to be agricultural artifacts like the reaper and the threshing machine.

It's Getting Even Harder To Ignore The Cage-Free Egg Movement

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

Wendy's is the latest fast-food chain to set a four-year deadline for using only eggs laid by hens raised outside cages. The company, known for its sq...

Supermarkets Are The 'Final Frontier' Of The Cage-Free Egg Movement

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business

The movement by major food companies to end the use of eggs laid by caged hens hit critical mass this year. It began when McDonald's, which uses 2 bi...

Why It's Taking Companies So Long To Switch To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business

At the world’s largest fast-food chain, ending the use of eggs laid by caged hens will be a 15-year process. Subway said Monday that it will switch ...

Nestlé Just Destroyed Any Excuse Against Using Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

The world's biggest food company has set the standard for switching United States egg supplies over to more humanely raised products. In five years, N...

Nestle's Making A Big Change

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste

Nestle SA said on Tuesday it will stop using eggs laid by caged hens in its U.S. products by 2020, making it the largest packaged food company to go c...

Why It Matters That Shake Shack Is Switching To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

Score another win for the nation’s hens. Fast-casual food chain Shake Shack on Monday joined the ever-growing list of major businesses that have ann...

These 15 Restaurant Chains Are Switching To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business

Call them birds of a feather. One by one, the country's major restaurant chains are promising to use only cage-free eggs. Just this year, McDonald's,...

Dunkin’ Donuts Wants To Help America Run On Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

Dunkin' Donuts just announced a clucking good move for animal welfare. On Monday, the Massachusetts-based chain committed to a timeline for transitio...

Top 10 Victories for Animals in 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER! 1. When Ringling announced it was ending the use of elephants in its circus acts. 2...

Top 10 Victories For Animals In 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER!

Taco Bell Makes Big Announcement About Its Eggs

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.16.2015 | Taste

Hear that? Taco Bell's ringing a song for chickens' rights with today's announcement that the chain is committed to using cage-free eggs in all of it...

Animal Lovers Are Going To Be Moo-ved By Panera's Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business

Your favorite soup in a bread bowl just got more deliciously ethical. Panera Bread Co. on Thursday announced new commitments to animal welfare. These ...

2 More Major Companies Vow To Transition To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business

Two more major companies have committed to a more humane future by promising to use only cage-free eggs. OK -- they won't actually be doing this until...

6 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Healthier, Tastier Pasture-Raised Eggs

Jane Seo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

Whether you like them scrambled with cheese and vegetables, fried sunny side up atop a juicy burger, or mixed into a batter for those ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, eggs are one of the most versatile and beloved ingredients that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

Starbucks Aims To Use Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2020

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business

Starbucks has announced that it is aiming to use only cage-free eggs in its stores within five years, a move that animal welfare advocates see as port...