This article is very important and worth a read when deciding where to buy your eggs from. What does free run, free range and cage free eggs really mean?
Article by Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green
“Eating a planet-friendly diet includes consuming less meat, eggs, and dairy products. Beyond reducing the number of eggs we eat, be sure that the ones you consume are the most humanely raised or, as I like to call them, “happy chicken eggs”.
It can be tricky. These days, egg cartons are emblazoned with claims like “cage-free”, “free-run”, and “free-range”. And these choices matter. Tragically, over 90 per cent of Canada’s egg-laying hens are confined in “battery cages” — small wire cubes housing five to seven birds each, beaks cut (to control damage from pecking their cage mates), stacked row upon row upon row in large, windowless barns.” …keep reading