Animal welfare

CSR & Sustainability News

We are entering a time when consumers want to know about the ingredients in the food products they buy. As buyers shy away from inhumane animal products, as well as artificial colors and sweeteners and genetically-modified ingredients (GMOs), the companies that voluntarily disclose their ingredients and take steps to make them more sustainable will be at the head of the pack.

Burger King, Tim Hortons Announce New Animal Welfare Commitments

The new policies cover a wide range of animal welfare issues, including cage-free chicken and sow housing, as well as the responsible use…

PETA Buys Stock in Canada Goose to Protest Use of Down and Fur

PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company's annual…

Companies Bolster Animal Welfare As Consumer Pressure Heats Up

In response to growing pressure from consumers and NGOs, three big-name food companies vowed to bolster their commitments to animal welfare.

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Is Still Increasing

Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But…

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the…

New FDA Rules on Antibiotics Attempt to Squash ‘Superbugs’

The change — decades in the making — was lauded by many as an important step forward, while others decried it as too…

USDA Tightens Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Farms

While most consumers assume the USDA Organic standard includes animal welfare protections, that's largely untrue -- though a rule enacted this week might…

2017: The Year of the Chicken

The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to…

Chipotle Rolls Out New Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens

Chipotle worked with Compassion in World Farming USA and the Humane Society of the U.S. to develop the new standards, which go way…

Massachusetts Raises Animal Welfare and Food Safety Standards

Two weeks ago, voters in Massachusetts passed a groundbreaking measure that puts restrictive confinement of farm animals under further scrutiny.

TripAdvisor is Phasing Out Ticket Sales to Animal Attractions

The $1.5 billion Massachusetts-based travel company, which was one of the first adopters of user-generated content, plans to pull tickets for hundreds of…

Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics on the Farm?

An unexpected tool could help farmers reduce their use of unnecessary antimicrobials while keeping growth and nutrition consistent: probiotics. And no, we're not…

Laboratory Meat Seeks a ‘Clean’ Branding Makeover

There is now a new term that aims to score consumer acceptance of meat produced without animal slaughter: clean meat. But will consumers…

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…

The Drivers Behind the Cage-Free Egg Movement

Almost 200 U.S. companies, including every major grocery store and fast-food chain, have pledged to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. What's driving…