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USDA SETS TOUGHER ORGANIC STANDARDS

The USDA Thursday released more stringent animal-welfare standards for farmers who market meat and eggs as organic. The new rules, which take effect in March 2018, require a minimum amount of space for chickens, and require cattle, pigs and poultry to be allowed outdoors each day to feed. The USDA estimated it will cost organic… read more

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CAGE-FREE EGGS

Costco says that it has already made major strides toward a cage-free egg supply: In 2006, only 2% of the eggs it sold were cage-free, now 26% are. Meanwhile, Subway announced this week it’s started its 10-year transition to cage-free eggs.

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CAGE-FREE UPDATE

General Mills will use cage-free eggs by 2025. The Minnesota-based company, whose brands include Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Progresso soups and Yoplait yogurt, initially announced its plans to go cage-free in July, but updated its animal welfare policy Tuesday to establish a 10-year time frame.

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PANERA GOING CAGE-FREE

Within five years, Panera Bread Co. says its U.S. restaurants will stop using eggs from hens confined in cages. Panera said that by 2020, its menu would move to 100 percent cage-free, following other restaurant chains including McDonald’s and Starbucks that have made similar pledges in recent weeks.

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STARBUCKS GOES CAGE-FREE

Starbucks will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald’s, Burger King, and food services company Sodexo SA.

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ANIMAL WELFARE

A group of evangelical Christian leaders has launched an effort to educate people in the pews on a biblical imperative to take care of animals, including in agriculture. The initiative grew out of a meeting of faith leaders organized by the Humane Society of the United States in 2011.

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McDONALD’S GOING CAGE-FREE

McDonald’s Corp. plans to stop using eggs from chickens raised in cages in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade. The company has faced pressure from animal-rights advocates to make its supply chain more humane, says the Wall Street Journal.

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WALMART RULES

Walmart has announced new farm animal welfare policies, joining a long list of food companies taking steps to change the conditions of the cattle, hogs and poultry in its supply chain.

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PILGRIM’S PRIDE

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the second-largest U.S. poultry processor, plans to eliminate all antibiotics from a quarter of its chicken production by 2019, up from about 5% currently, according to its chief executive.

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DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Dunkin’ Donutsis looking to transition to all cage-free eggs worldwide. Dunkin’ Donuts said Monday that 10% of eggs sourced for breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. will be cage-free by 2016’s end. The company also said it will assess its international supply chain to figure out how feasible that will be.

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