Lies of the Egg Industry

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Lies of the Egg Industry

It’s no secret that, having researched “free range” and “organic” farming, I am less than impressed and feel that most consumers have been thoroughly deceived as to what such terms mean. Most people aren’t aware that “cage-free” chickens usually can’t go outside, that “free range” has no legal meaning, and again, doesn’t require that chickens


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What’s all the hype about calcium in dairy?

I was messing around with Wolphram|Alpha today doing some nutritional comparisons of different foods. Here’s the result of the query “calcium 1 cup milk vs 1 cup tofu“: This is pretty astonishing. I never see anything in the milk  ads or on dairy websites that would indicate that tofu has more calcium than milk. They


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A Trip to the PNE, Part Two: the Lies

In the first part of this blog post, I ended by mentioning that my co-volunteer, Joanne, had asked one of the attendants about the mother of the hundreds of baby chicks.  Well, what answer did she receive?  Not the truth, certainly: the attendant informed her that the mother chicken was “at the farm”. This isn’t


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Dairy, a lot of words, and the absence of meaning

The recent Time article about industrial agriculture has some large-scale “farmers” up in arms about some of the claims. I came across this response today, and was surprised at how little information it really contains. There really aren’t any actual facts in it at all, except that the author considers himself a farmer and that


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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 6

Argument: “All this Veganism stuff can only be adhered to by very wealthy people in a society that is very advanced.” Response: Fortunately, this is nowhere near true.  Unless you are buying a lot of pre-processed fake meats and cheeses–which are pricey, but shouldn’t be a large part of a healthy diet anyway–veganism is actually


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Fun on the farm… really?

The Chicken Farmers of Canada have released a website aimed at children: In a world of packaged and fast food, it’s more important than ever that everyone, especially young children, know where their food comes from. That’s why we created an interactive educational tool called Fun Farm, where kids can play games, download projects and learn


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Dear Chicken Farmer: non-answers to non-questions

This is another post from the Chicken Farmers of Canada blog. I wonder if they just write these things to fill space? This one is set up as questions and answers. The questions: Dear Chicken Farmer: I have several questions about chicken: What should we know about chicken? Where is chicken produced in Canada? Under


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Industry spin – exploiting confusion, spreading misinformation

A couple of days ago a post by Chris Chinn appeared on the American Farm Bureau blog, entitled “Who Stole Common Sense“. He goes into the whole idea of litigating to get warning labels on hotdogs because they contain additives that may cause cancer, as well as lawsuits relating to odours from intensive farms. The


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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 5

Check out parts 1-4 here. Argument: “…stop worrying about animals, when there are tons of hungry PEOPLE out there!! PEOPLE!” Response: Really? No, seriously. Is this real? I’m kidding, of course; if you’ve been vegan or an activist for any period of time you’ve probably heard this comment or some variety of it (depending on


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