Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Organic", "Cage-Free" and Other Labels

Today's Grist includes a brief article on certifcations other than "organic". Indeed, if you're like me, you'll look at this picture and wonder if these "cage-free" hens are much better off than their caged counterparts.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe that the chickens in that picture are healthy or happy, or that their eggs are so much better. They appear crazed and full of anxiety. I don't know about you, but I like the fact that our chickens actually look happy. They run, play, fly, talk, coo, and generally have a lively communal life. Of course, I am thoroughly spoiled with chickens on our own property. Maybe Wolfgang Puck and the guys at Ben and Jerry's could have their own flocks and build better habitat for them with their millions of dollars???

    Kathleen Fogarty