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(Chicago Trib)   Kroger sued for mislabeling chicken; apparently, they referred to it as "chicken" and not "mystery meat"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 6
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2014-02-12 11:48:48 PM  
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The "Simple Truth" chicken products were packaged with labeling that stated the animals were raised "in a humane environment" and "cage free," according to the lawsuit.

However, standard industry practice for broiler chickens is to house them inside large buildings, not cages, according to industry experts.


Well then they weren't raised in a goddamn cage, were they?  if there's a fence on a million acre farm, the nuts will complain about that.
2014-02-13 10:29:07 AM  
1 votes:
This is what's considered cage free.

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2014-02-13 08:52:23 AM  
1 votes:
Free-range chicken tastes different than typical chicken. Some people prefer it, others like standard. I find that free range tastes meatier and has richer fat, but the meat is less tender than an animal that can't really run around. If you're looking for the free range taste (which is what older people tell me all chickens used to taste like) then this could rightfully be seen as deceptive marketing if you think you're getting something different.

If you're interested, here's an actual vote of 76 people on free range vs. standard:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/JK2y2mF00K8?list=PLE2C370FD4F5349CB

That's from the River Cottage series from the UK and I warn you, it's a highly addictive show.
2014-02-13 04:06:52 AM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: The "Simple Truth" chicken products were packaged with labeling that stated the animals were raised "in a humane environment" and "cage free," according to the lawsuit.

However, standard industry practice for broiler chickens is to house them inside large buildings, not cages, according to industry experts.

Well then they weren't raised in a goddamn cage, were they?  if there's a fence on a million acre farm, the nuts will complain about that.


Cage free is technically true, and I can see 'feel-good' consumers falling for it, they've been so conditioned by PETA demonstrating .  Humane environment is iffy, one thing I love pointing out to people is that animals aren't people - what a fish wants for an environment is substantially different than what a human likes.  While the smallest cages aren't good for chickens, they're also suprisingly good about being in their own little spot where they have dominance, but around other chickens for reassurance.  The cages also prevents dominance behaviors that lead to injured/dead chickens.
2014-02-13 04:05:51 AM  
1 votes:

picturescrazy: People need to start raising their own chickens if they are that concerned.


That's simply not feasible or economical. Everyone can't quit their job and plunge all their savings and time into the resources and maintenance involved in responsibly raising livestock, especially when there are already established, efficient operations capable of doing so.

All we need is for people to live up to the claims they make.
2014-02-13 03:36:18 AM  
1 votes:
Relevant XKCD:

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