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Grocery Stores Forced to Carry CAFO Eggs

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  • A bill introduced in Iowa would require grocery stores in the state to always carry CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) eggs
  • The pitch is that cage-free eggs can be more expensive, so the bill is supposed to protect consumers’ access to cheaper eggs and ensure “consumer choice,” but what it’s really about is protecting the interests of industrialized agriculture
  • Clearly Big Ag is getting nervous; even Walmart has said it will eventually source its eggs from cage-free operations, but the bill, if passed, would require them to still carry CAFO eggs in its Iowa stores

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., 94 percent of eggs produced come from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, where hens, so-called "caged layers," spend their entire lives in small wire battery cages. Each hen gets a space that's smaller than a standard sheet of paper where she's unable to even spread her wings. This practice is undeniably cruel, with the hens suffering severe health problems as a result of their immobility, from spinal cord deterioration leading to paralysis to muscle and bone wasting.


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