May11

NAEF News Release "The Trend toward Cage-Free Eggs is based on Misinformation" reaches wide audience

On March 3, 2016 the National Association of Egg Farmers sent out a press release over PR News wire that recorded views and hits at 2,140.  Some reports came as far away as Australia and the UK with one reporter from London's ITV asking for more information.  Below is the website for the news release showing that cage-free eggs:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-trend-toward-cage-free-eggs-is-based-on-misinformation-300261105.html

1) Did not improve animal welfare

2) Did not improve egg quality

3) Did increase the cost of eggs

4) That cage-free eggs are already available.

Why are retailers forcing their suppliers to only provide cage-free eggs?  The press release showed that misinformation was driving the trend.  It is unfortunate that companies do not learn these facts from the actual farmers producing eggs and caring for their chickens.