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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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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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Amazing Applesauce Replacement for Eggs 

By Larraine Roulston: After penning the article on free range eggs, I discovered that applesauce is also a great egg replacement in cake recipes. In the past, I had used only the tablespoon of ground flax seed with water as an egg replacer, which works well in oatmeal cookies; however, once …

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Free Range Eggs Are Not “Eggs-actly” What You Think

By Larraine Roulston: The terms Cage-Free, Free-Range, Organic, Natural, Certified Humane and BC SPCA Certified are difficult for the well-intentioned shopper to determine which labels truly reflect their message and which are green- or humane-washed. Many people are disconcerted to learn that the vast majority of eggs are produced by …

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Eggs: Choosing the One You Want

Dawna Matthews: Spring has arrived in all its glorious splendor. It is my favorite season – a time to be outdoors and celebrate the light with occasions like Easter, Passover and the Spring Equinox. We are surrounded with sunshine, flowers and gardens bursting with vibrant delights. Fresh sprouts, shoots, the …

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