24 Jun '11, 6pm

Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs via @TreeHugger

Fast Food Industry Embraces Cage-Free Eggs via @TreeHugger

Starting in 2007, Burger King, Carl's Jr., and Hardee's have helped pave the way for better treatment of farm animals by incorporating cage-free eggs into their products. Now that trend has become even stronger. Unilever, one of the world's largest food companies and maker of iconic brands like Hellmann's mayonnaise, recently stated that it will use exclusively cage-free eggs for all products in all countries. Wal-Mart and Costco announced that their private brand eggs are 100 percent cage free. Subway recently announced that it began the process of switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs. And other restaurant chains have also begun using cage-free eggs, including Wendy's, Denny's, Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, Whataburger, Sonic, and Ruby Tuesday. Always on the lookout for a greenwash I was skeptical about the impact of a mainstream embrace of cage-free eggs. Does the mo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/fast-food-industr...

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