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2012-01-30 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers overwhelmingly support the national legislation regarding egg production that was introduced last week in Congress, according to a new survey released today. Consumers said they would support federal legislation that would transition egg production from the existing conventional cages used for egg-laying hens to enriched cages by a margin of 4-to-1. Furthermore, consumers said that federal legislation was preferable to state...

2012-01-23 23:34:00

Bill Would Keep Hens Locked In Cages Despite Overwhelming Public Opposition SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) today announced its opposition to H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.). If enacted, the bill would stop cage-free laws in their tracks, despite the overwhelming desires of the American public. The amendment seeks to codify an agreement reached in 2011...

2012-01-23 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers announced that they will make passage of H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, introduced today by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Jeff Denham, R-Calif., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., and Sam Farr, D-Calif., a top legislative priority in Congress this year. All of these lawmakers are deeply committed to agriculture, and their federal legislation will lead...

2011-12-01 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The embroiled Minnesota-based egg factory farm that found itself at the center of a national animal cruelty expose earlier this month, prompting McDonald's, Target and other retailers to the drop the company, is again under attack for lying to and deceiving customers with false and misleading claims about its animal welfare practices. Today, Mercy For Animals, the animal protection...

2011-11-18 10:44:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal rights advocates are crying foul over the way Oak Brook-based McDonald's treats the hens used to produce its Egg McMuffins. Shocking hidden-camera video exposing startling animal abuse at a McDonald's egg supplier was released today at news conferences by the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals. The video reveals hens crammed in cages so small they can't fully stretch their wings, dead birds left to rot in cages with hens still...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Chino Valley Ranchers, a Southern California based producer of organic eggs located in Arcadia, offers a wide variety of eggs, which are all certified organic. New studies are citing more and more of the health benefits of eggs. Arcadia, California. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Chino Valley Ranchers, a Southern California based producer of organic eggs located in Arcadia, offers a wide variety of eggs, which are all certified organic. This variety includes, Soy-free Organic, Organic, Omega-3,...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

Chicken Houses Plus announces a chicken egg incubator rental program designed to be affordable to schools while teaching children the life cycle of a chicken from fertilized egg to baby chick. (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 Chicken Houses Plus, an online retailer of fertile chicken eggs, chicken coops and other products for raising healthy chickens has just announced the release of their new incubator rental program. This program is designed to be budget friendly to schools while demonstrating...

Eggs
2011-08-29 04:42:42

  Cholesterol levels in eggs from both sources found to be lower than expected, prompting a revision in USDA guidelines Eggs produced by free-range hens are often perceived by the public to be nutritionally superior to eggs obtained from layers kept in traditional battery cages. However, a recent scientific study has called this popular perception into question by finding essentially no differences in the nutritional quality of eggs produced by hens from both management systems,...

2011-08-15 09:18:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What does showing a chicken, grilling a chicken and acting like a chicken get you? A chance at being crowned the next member of Minnesota's royal poultry family! Contenders of the Poultry Prince and Princess Contest will show that they know way more than how to cluck, however. Poultry Prince and Princess contestants will display their superior knowledge of America's favorite protein at the second-annual contest at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair....

2011-08-02 10:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG) ("AgFeed" or the "Company"), an international agribusiness with operations in the U.S. and China, today at its annual shareholders' meeting announced its preliminary results for the second quarter of 2011. Today, AgFeed is on the verge of completing its transition from a company whose sole focus was China to one which has the majority of its operations in the United States and views...