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Good Eggs: Scorecard Update in the Works

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

by Rebecca Thistlethwaite Credit: Maggie Yount In 2010, The Cornucopia Institute published a report on organic egg production titled Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture. We also developed the web-based Organic Egg Scorecard to give consumers and wholesale buyers a more complete story behind the organic egg carton. This year Cornucopia is completely updating the organic egg report and scorecard. We appreciate the hard work of organic egg farmers in

How Organic are Organic Eggs?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute and Jodi Koberinski of Organic Council of Ontario discuss organic eggs and whether they are all created equal on Deconstructing Dinner.

Act by 11:59 PM (EST) to Save Your Organic Eggs…

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

You have until midnight tonight (Eastern) to send a brief electronic message to the FDA. Their proposed guidance on preventing salmonella contamination of eggs turns logic and science on its head. The FDA wants to crack down on organic flocks with outdoor access while flagrantly ignoring documented food safety issues on giant factory farms. Click here to comment directly to the FDA. The egg guidance lacks scientific merit and will hasten a shift of organic

Act by 11:59 PM (EST) to Save Your Organic Eggs…

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

You have until midnight tonight (Eastern) to send a brief electronic message to the FDA.  Their proposed guidance on preventing salmonella contamination of eggs turns logic and science on its head. The FDA wants to crack down on organic flocks with outdoor access while flagrantly ignoring documented food safety issues on giant factory farms. Click here to comment directly to the FDA. The egg guidance lacks scientific merit and will hasten a shift of organic production to

No More Organic Eggs?

Friday, September 6th, 2013

A major 2010 salmonella outbreak in eggs, centered on “factory farms” in Iowa, shone a spotlight on industrial-scale egg houses confining tens of thousands of hens, each,  in filthy and dangerous conditions.  This past July, the FDA issued a Draft Guidance for the prevention of salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs for egg producers providing outdoor access to their flock. Despite scientific evidence tying higher rates of pathogenic contamination to older, massive factory farms with caged