Earlier this year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against Trader Joe’s for misleading images on cartons of cage-free eggs. The images show chickens roaming freely in an idyllic barnyard setting. However, “cage-free” means only that the laying hens do not live in battery cages. In reality, these chickens spend their lives, wing-to-wing, jam packed in industrial hen houses without ever going outside. In Trader Joe’s recent settlement with the Animal Legal Defense Fund,
Company:Mosel Eggs Market Area:Page, NE Location:Page, NE Web site:None Phone:402-338-5321 They Write: Mosel Organic Farms is a 3rd generation organic crop and livestock farm. We sell our OCIA Certified Organic free ranch eggs locally to 4 supermarkets in Nebraska. Grain Buyer’s Guide »
Cornucopia’s Take: Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan helped the Trump administration kill the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule earlier this year. Stabenow has received almost $30,000 from the behemoth “organic” egg producer Herbruck’s, a massive confinement operation that uses enclosed porches rather than allowing the birds real outdoor access. View images of their operations from our flyover investigations, along with Cornucopia’s formal complaints to the National Organic Program. Cornucopia Codirector Mark Kastel is
Cornucopia’s Take: Walmart has been sued for selling eggs that purport to come from hens with access to the outdoors when the hens actually only have limited access to cement-floored, screened porches. Cornucopia has filed several formal complaints about operations using these porches as outdoor access. Use our organic egg scorecard to determine which eggs in your grocery store were produced with the highest integrity. Is Walmart defrauding consumers into spending more for “organic” eggs?
Cornucopia’s Take: While there are likely many reasons wild bee colonies are declining, pesticide exposure remains one of the factors that humans can control. Neonicotinoids are not allowed in organic agriculture, but continue to be used in conventional and GMO agriculture despite considerable research pointing to their damaging effects on pollinator populations. Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs NPR – The Salt by Dan Charles Source: Nga Manu Images NZ Wild bees, such as