Major University to Exclusively Use Cage-Free Eggs

Due to pressure from a veg group, Boston University’s dining programs has agreed to exclusively use cage-free eggs.


Boston University will no longer be using any eggs sourced from battery cage-confined hens, thanks to a campaign from members of the on-campus Vegetarian Society. The initiative was spearheaded by undergraduates Rachel Atcheson, Kelseanna Smith, and Nathan Shin, who presented the pros and cons of using free-range eggs to the school dining system’s sustainability coordinator, subsequently petitioning fellow students to gain support for the movement. Eventually, Executive Director for Dining and Housing Marc Robillard consented, and the change will officially take place in fall 2012. Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the nation, with 30,000 students and roughly 10,000 faculty and staff members.

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