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A new documentary by Frontline dives into the hidden world of human trafficking in the egg industry. Titled “Trafficked in America,” the 60-minute documentary, produced with the aid of the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, explores the individual stories of the undocumented immigrants who were effectively forced into slave labor on an egg industry factory farm. […]
Food industry leaders in Asia and around the world have committed to sourcing their eggs from cage-free environments, the Humane Society International (HSI) reports. HSI recently brought together leading restaurants, food service, and hospitality companies in Indonesia for the country’s first-ever corporate animal welfare roundtable. Cage-free eggs, in particular, were a hot topic at the meeting. “We’re thrilled […]
A new study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production assessed the environmental impact of industrial egg production. A team of scientists from the University of Oviedo used an intensive poultry farm in Asturias with 55,000 hens and an output of more than 13 million eggs per year as a model for the study. The effects of […]
Explaining veganism to people can be tricky. Generally, people seem to have got the hang of vegetarianism; it’s obvious that in order to make bacon, a pig has to die, there’s no getting around that fact. But when it comes to eggs, many are baffled; “surely it doesn’t hurt the chickens to take their eggs?” […]