|Chino Valley hen houses, identified by the Cornucopia Institute as “ethically deficient.”
The Cornucopia Institute has released an “Organic Egg Scorecard” to assist in the ethical minefield that is shopping for a dozen eggs. The scorecard identifies 29 “exemplary” and, not surprisingly given recent news, a whole bunch of “ethically deficient” organic egg producers. The study used a 0 to 2200 point scoring system, rating farmers on hen’s access to outdoor spaces, pasture and the quality of housing among other factors.
And, a memo to Trader Joe’s–take a look at that scorecard–you guys get a big “0.”
Via the Official Poultry Bookstore Blog.