Understanding food labels. Free range and cage-free chicken – part 1

Another enlightening and fascinating post by Anna of https://comeinsitdown.wordpress.com, revealing the truth behind food labels.

These days everyone seems to be on a quest to buy healthy food so once they see a label stating “free range” or “cage-free” chicken, there goes.  These two terms are fairly new; it wasn’t always this way.  In fact, only about a century ago the things were quite different.

Back in the 1920s, all chicken were both free-range and cage-free naturally, and the farmers were mostly small operations.  The chicks were happily roaming around free and laying eggs everywhere.   The egg industry was practically maintenance-free, save for the manual collection and cleaning of the eggs.

However said chicks weren’t always happy.  Sometimes they would get sick and die.  Other times, animals would attack them or the chicks would attack each other.  Reminiscent of some modern events, but I digress.  Back to the chicks.  Their freedom backfired and something had to be done about this.

The solution came in the…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna says:

    Thanks for spreading the word, Dolly! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for coming up with the word to begin with!

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  2. Christy B says:

    Sounds interesting! I will head over and take a look 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you – I am certain it would be worth your time!

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