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A dramatic decrease in the availability of sow stall pork and caged eggs has been driven by consumer concern. A dramatic decrease in the availability of sow stall pork and caged eggs has been driven by consumer concern. AAP

It’s no yolk: grocery giants commit to animal welfare initiatives

Australia’s two largest grocery retailers, Coles and Woolworths, have vowed to dramatically decrease the availability of pork and egg products sourced from intensive farming systems. The decision was made…
Eggs are an inexpensive source of high quality protein, as well as being rich in minerals and vitamins. Eggs are an inexpensive source of high quality protein, as well as being rich in minerals and vitamins. Christopher/Flickr

Settling the debate about whether eggs are good for you

Eating egg yolks is similar to smoking for the damage it does to your arteries, according to a Canadian study published in the scientific journal Atherosclerosis. But how seriously should you take this…
Those who know the identity of their donor from a young age are less likely to experience psychological problems. Those who know the identity of their donor from a young age are less likely to experience psychological problems. Ron Wiecki

Rights of donor children must come before egg donation compensation

University of Tasmania academic Meredith Nash recently argued on The Conversation that women who donate their eggs for fertility treatments should be financially compensated. It’s a risky and time-consuming…
The ACCC has refused to relax its standards on what constitutes a free range egg. The ACCC has refused to relax its standards on what constitutes a free range egg. Image from www.shutterstock.com

What does ‘free range’ mean? Why the ACCC was right to knock back egg trademark

On November 2, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued an initial assessment knocking back a certified trademark application by the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL). The…

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