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New Bill Will Improve Treatment of Egg-Laying Hens

A statute supported by Republicans and Democrats across the country will give hens more living space and increase industry transparency.

The federal government recently introduced a bill that will institute national standards for the living conditions of egg-laying hens. The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013 will give hens nearly double the housing space that they are currently afforded, and the animals will also be given perches, nesting boxes, and scratching areas, so they can act out their natural behaviors. Greater consumer transparency in regards to how the hens are raised is also included in the legislation, forcing manufacturers to include labels such as “eggs from caged hens,” “eggs from hens in enriched cages,” “eggs from cage-free hens,” and “eggs from free-range hens.”

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Purple Carrot meal kits will now be available at Whole Foods Markets in the North Atlantic region.
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NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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