Monday, January 30, 2017

Mindful eating: is there such a thing as an ethically raised egg?

An essay in the Guardian today got me thinking about the ethics and welfare associated with how we decide what eggs (if any) to eat.   writes:

"... the “free range” egg is perhaps the most audacious. You’d need Disney-level imagination to believe the UK can produce more than 10bn eggs each year without inconveniencing any chickens. But by slapping “free range” on the label, and perhaps a nice pastoral scene with a few chickens roaming free, most consumers never realise how the eggs came to be in the box."

Read the entire thoughtful essay and discuss this at your next dinner party. And, if you find it upsetting, then perhaps eggs shouldn't be on the menu.

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