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Burger King’s Going Humane

By Fredrica Syren

The humane treatment of animals now has reached the fast food nation with the fast food giant Burger King’s latest announcement that it will use eggs and porkonly from cage-free chickens and pigs.  This means, of course, that tens of thousands of animals will have better living conditions.

This proves that consumers have become more aware — even in the fast food business — and demand more humanely produced foods. This is a huge change because a couple of years ago this was not the case. Obviously, more demand means that more fast food restaurants will follow suit. Nothing will sell better for these restaurants than the ability to claim cage-free meat.

Now, if you think you can drive over to Burger King for an animal-humane feast today, you will be disappointed. They are promising 100% cage-free eggs and pork, but the timeline is 2017. Burger King is to be followed by Wendy’s and McDonald’s, which have also requested their pork supplier to go cage-free, but have done so without a timeline.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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