March 31st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The sanctity of the U.S. certified organic label has come under scrutiny recently as the USDA has approved the use of non-organic additives in organic foods and allows massive CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) to receive organic certification. In Germany, however, eggs now must be produced in non-industrial settings to receive organic certification after a recent egg scandal.
Read More:Chicken Abuse Scandal Leads Germany to Redefine Organic Animal Products
August 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
It was one of the more memorable scenes in the award-winning 2009 documentary, Food Inc. Carole Morison, a contracted chicken farmer working with Perdue for more than 23 years, gave viewers a glimpse of the horrors of factory farming: birds crippled by their unnatural weight, piles of dead birds, the overwhelming stench of ammonia burning her eyes and throat. Perdue dropped its contract with Morison in 2008, but now the farm is thriving with chickens being raised sustainably.
Read More:Former Perdue Chicken Farm Goes Natural, Humane & Sustainable