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Starbucks Announces Move to Animal Welfare-Friendly Practices

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We've called on major food retailers to get on board with the principles of Prop 2 and to adhere to a cage-free standard, and Starbucks is today committing to do this and more.

Starbucks Customers Demand Company Switch To Eggs Laid In Less Cruel Conditions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

A new petition by a nonprofit animal rights group asks Starbucks to stop using eggs produced by hens that live in cramped cages. Though some of th...

Centerplate Says Farm Animals Deserve to Be Center of Attention

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Violence toward pets is an all-too-common form of violence in our society, and one that also deserves no tolerance.

Dear Egg Industry: Free Your Mind and Get on Board With Upcoming Law

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 04.06.2014 | Home
Maisie Ganzler

Here's what I have to say to egg-producers who want to keep battery cages in use -- get over it. Stop blocking what the public wants. Cage-free compliance is not only the right thing to do, but it's good for business, too. I know this firsthand.

Are Eggs Really Nature's Perfect Food?

JJ Virgin | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Several culprits in eggs potentially contribute to food intolerances. Conventional eggs come from poorly-raised chickens injected with vaccines, treated abysmally, and slaughtered prematurely. Low-quality eggs are the sad aftermath.

WATCH: What 'Cage-Free' And 'Free-Range' Actually Mean

Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

Cage-free eggs are pretty commonplace on supermarket shelves. But if you imagine they must come from a bunch of chickens roaming around the farmyard p...

Why Health Food Is Not In My Future

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Last night we went to an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but by the time we got home my stomach felt like it had been inflated with a bicycle pump. I hung my tongue out, airing my taste buds. 'Too much garlic,' I said. This happens all the time. We have a nice dinner and then we suffer.

Eggs That Elevate Health, Conscience, and More?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Pooja R. Mottl

"Lucky" hens and their eggs live the way mother nature wants them to, on pastures! Their environments are free of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, and they're never administered hormones or drugs.

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

False Organic Egg Claims Come Home to Roost

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Implying their hens are free-range when they are not provides an unfair advantage over actual free-range egg producers, and also cheats consumers." The complaint? The packaging used by these egg producers leads consumers to mistakenly believe the eggs come from free-range hens.

Dunkin' Donuts To Use Cage-Free Eggs

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts says it will start using cage-free eggs in its breakfast sandwiches and eliminate "gestation crates" from its pork su...

Rotten Eggs: HSUS and United Egg Producers Enter Agreement That Bird Cages Are Here to Stay

Andrew Gunther | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

The latest agreement between HSUS and UEP appears to offer little in terms of animal welfare, yet much in terms of positive PR.

Humane Meat Is the Solution to What, Again?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Nil Zacharias

No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.

The Incredible Flavorful Egg With a Recipe for Fried Egg With Black Truffle

Lael Hazan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lael Hazan

Are factory farmed eggs inferior? The factory produces bland eggs extraordinarily well. Lots of money and research has been spent on finding the optimal breed and they are housed to create maximum production.

Not Just a Few Rotten Eggs

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Markarian

We need preventative solutions, not just reactions to the next outbreak. Phasing out cage confinement of hens, and moving toward cage-free egg production, is better for animals and better for us.

An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year's time sufficient space for dogs, ...

Meat, greet, eat

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Snortland

It helps to have a personal relationship with your next meal Sitting down to supper as a 4-year-old, I recall my sisters' ardent concerns about who w...

Organic Egg on Our Faces

Suzan Colón | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzan Colón

If you pay more for organic, cage-free eggs, guess what: The yolk's on you.

Impact of Factory Farming, Food Choices Again In Focus

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer's massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the facto...

Food Safety We Need More Than a Band Aid

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

As the egg recall fades, I took a look at exactly what went on? Reality is. has anything really changed is anything going to change? Or as I fear it will be buisiness as usual?

New York Times Writers Speak up for Chickens, Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals -- the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and the industrial confinement of laying hens in cages for egg production.

Experts Warn: Run From All Runny Eggs

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Stir

If you're pregnant, be especially careful with any eggs, and if you're not pregnant, you need to start thinking like a pregnant lady and avoid any and all foods that contain raw or uncooked eggs in any form.

Don't Walk on Egg Shells When It Comes to Food Safety

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fedele Bauccio

Our egg industry is an emblem of industrialized animal agribusiness -- a system that jeopardizes the health of American consumers each and every day, institutionally abuses animals, and pollutes our seas and waterways.

FDA Inspection of Egg Factory Farms Mirrors HSUS Findings

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

The assurances from the egg industry that its operators maintain safe and clean facilities, treat animals humanely, and do it all at low cost are a charade. The eggs may seem cheap, but the costs are passed on in terms of health costs.

Total Recall: Farm Animal Cruelty, Public Health Connected

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

The lifelong extreme confinement of laying hens in tiny cages is not just inhumane, it's also been linked to human disease. Every one of the eggs recently recalled for Salmonella came from hens confined in cages.