Egg Cartons Claims Not Quite Truthful

Are the supposed “humanely-raised” eggs you buy from the grocery store really “natural” and “free-range”? What about the all-too-common claim made that eggs come from “cage-free” chickens? And what do all these terms actually mean in practical, legal terms? In a new study, Sheila Rodriguez from the Rutgers University School of Law asserts that many of these claims are both unsubstantiated and deceptive, and that consumers need to be aware of the dirty truth behind the eggs they buy.

“Most hens are packed eight or nine hens to a cage … [and the cages are] so small that [hens] are unable to stretch a wing,” she says in the report, which has been published  Continue reading