Cage-Free

Corporate commitments on animal welfare

Many egg-laying hens live their lives in battery cages that measure only 67 square inches. Cage-free hens, on the other hand, “are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests, vital natural behaviors denied to hens confined in cages,” according to the Humane Society of the United States.

A growing number of grocery stores, food producers and restaurants are making the switch to cage-free eggs. Look for this trend to continue as consumers increasingly seek out more humane products.

Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of…

Europe’s Woes Over Free-Range Eggs

Europe's newly introduced law on free-range eggs has created massive egg shortage and could put many small farmers and bakers out of business.

Humane Society Makes Strategic Stock Purchase in Major Fast Food Chain

In recent years, advocacy organizations like Greenpeace, PETA, and others have been able to leverage the stakeholder engagement trend and the power of social media to focus…

Barilla First Pasta Maker to Move Towards Cage-Free Eggs

Barilla has announced that 45% of its eggs in its supply chain to cage-free by the end of this year. Unless one of…

McDonald’s Opposes Shareholder Proposal for Cage Free Eggs in US

McDonald’s fast food restaurant’s board of directors is recommending shareholders vote down a proposal to require five percent of the company’s eggs come…