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Rising Demand for Animal Welfare Certified Meat, Eggs and Dairy

By Larraine Roulston: In my small northern Ontario town, one of our two large supermarkets recently began stocking the Certified Humane chicken brand Blue Goose, and occasionally offering Certified Humane steaks. Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership and Animal Welfare Approved are certifications recommended by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …

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Unraveling Egg Labels

By Kim Robson: Unless you’re lucky enough to have a friendly neighbor with chickens who’s selling their excess eggs, you’re probably confused by the baffling array of label designations on egg cartons. They include “cage free,” “free range,” “pasture raised,” “certified humane,” “certified organic,” “vegetarian fed” and “Omega-3 enriched,” among …

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Life with Backyard Chickens

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been almost a year since our chickens moved into our backyard. We bought four hens from a neighbor — along with a chicken coop he had built. “The girls,” as my husband calls them, are an endless joy for our kids and ourselves. The kids named …

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Life on an Urban Homestead

By Fredrica Syren: My family (my husband and our three children) and I live on an “urban homestead.” This term refers to a household that grows, through gardening and livestock, most of the food it consumes. The difference between an urban homestead and a farm is that an urban homestead …

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Why Don’t Europeans Refrigerate Their Eggs?

By Kim Robson: Look around a typical kitchen in Europe, and you’ll likely see something sitting out on the counter or table right alongside onions or fruit: fresh eggs. Shop in any European supermarket, and you’ll see cartons of fresh eggs sitting out at room temperature right next to other …

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Backyard Chickens-Something To Cluck About

 By Chef Centehua The sun is  just beginning its ascent when the hens let it be known they are ready to begin their morning activities. Chickens are creatures of the sun and they waste no time inside. We decided to get chickens three years ago and our flock grew quite quickly from …

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Meatless Mondays: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?

By Dawna Matthews: I used to fast one day a week and the day I chose was Monday. It just seemed like the best choice for me since it is at the beginning and tends to be more hectic than the rest of the week. These days I still fast, …

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The Many Wonders of Farm Fresh Eggs

By Fredrica Syren Cage free, organic, vegetarian-fed, omega-3 enriched. It’s a jungle out there, and it can be difficult to know which eggs are truly fresh and the best. Which eggs come from truly happy chickens that live a good, healthy life? Unfortunately, each label on an egg carton has …

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Chicks in the City: A Chick Flick for the Entire Family

By Rebecca Tolin I’ve grown up mainly a city girl. Sure, I secretly pine to prance off to a lavender farm in the French countryside or an organic vegetable plantation on a misty isle of Hawaii. My heart is linked to San Diego by beloved family and friends, though – …

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YUMMY EGGS COME FROM HAPPY CHICKENS

  By Amanda Wilkes: Until a few weeks ago, I associated eggs only with a happy holiday called Easter and funny riddles like Humpty Dumpty. I did not like the smell, taste, or even the look of eggs before I was introduced to an all new kind of egg, a …

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