Nearly half the eggs sold in Australia are free-range, but only 5% of pork comes from pigs raised outdoors.
Having looked after chickens for generations, humans are pretty good at getting them to keep on laying eggs.
There was once a chicken called Miracle Mike who lived for 18 months without a head: it's all to do with nerves.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
Eggs are tiny wonders, but even wonders can go wonky sometimes. We look at everything from double-yolkers to eggs with no shell at all.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Food is just food ... or is it?
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Proposed national standards for chicken farming argue that battery cages are not a significant detriment to hens' health.
Dogs, rats, cats, cows, chickens and mice have also changed the world.
China has started exporting cooked chicken meat to the United States. Is it safe to eat? An agriculture extension specialist discusses possible concerns about food safety and contamination.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
Washing chickens in chlorine isn't actually deemed dangerous – it's what comes with it that's the problem.
After Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for lying about their eggs being free-range, here are some tips on getting what you pay for in the supermarket.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.
Voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot measure that assumed so. But a philosopher of animal welfare suggests the ethical issues involved are trickier than a yes/no vote would suggest.
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
Anopheles arabiensis is the world's most common, malaria-carrying mosquito. Now it's emerged that chickens emit an odour that can repel the deadly insects.
Cooking chicken livers until they're just pink may be on trend, but you're playing Russian roulette with your health if you eat them.