ENVIRONMENT
06/04/2011 04:17 pm ET Updated Aug 03, 2011

Organic Eggs May Come From Factory Farms

A new report from The Cornucopia Institute, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, warns consumers of the trend of factory farms jumping on the organic bandwagon.  According to the Institute, "For...industrial-scale producers, "organic" appears to be nothing more than a profitable marketing term that they apply to the agro-industrial production system."  These producers are simply substituting organic feed and eliminating harmful synthetics, such as pesticides and antibiotics, the Institute claims.

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