US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you’re planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you’ll have to do some research.
Nearly half the eggs sold in Australia are free-range, but only 5% of pork comes from pigs raised outdoors.
Proposed national standards for chicken farming argue that battery cages are not a significant detriment to hens’ health.
Many shoppers choose free-range eggs because they think they are tastier and healthier, rather than being motivated purely by concerns for hens’ welfare, a new study has found.
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.
Do organic chickens taste better? Why are some eggs white and others brown? Are free range chickens healthier? There are a lot of questions about chicken production. Here are the facts.
New standards for free-range eggs will limit stocking densities and mean hens must have access to outdoors.