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Global | 25 November 2015
Are pastured eggs worth the extra money?

You may have spotted the label on an egg carton at your local grocery store: “Pastured” eggs are a big business. According to The New York Times, there is a growing consumer demand for these eggs, ...


Global | 12 November 2015
Brussels flags bio-security risks in poultry farms

The absence of pest-proof doors, high grass and trees growing around poultry farms, and material stored against the walls of poultry farms, which could attract rodents, are among the bio-security defi...


Global | 10 November 2015
Why eating eggs helps you lose weight

Eggs are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in high-quality protein, healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs also have a few unique properties that make th...


Global | 10 November 2015
You might want to rethink how you’re buying your eggs—here’s why

For most of us, eggs are a staple in our daily diets but finding ones that are both optimally healthy and raised in a humane way isn’t as easy as you might think—even if you care enough to do some dig...


Global | 10 November 2015
7 things to do with an egg if it's all you've got left

When the bloody hell do you actually ever have enough stuff in your kitchen cupboards to make a full mid-week meal? Never. Never ever. So, instead you find yourself doing wildly inefficient journeys t...


Global | 6 November 2015
Overuse of antibiotics in poultry industry could lead to antibiotic resistance, experts warn

The rampant use of antibiotics in poultry and the animal farm sector is putting human lives at risk, leading to resistance and growing difficulties in treating common bacterial infections. This is ...


Global | 4 November 2015
Scandinavian egg maker rebrands as Dava Foods

Estonia and the Netherlands (Hedegaard Foods, Svenska Lantägg, Muna Foods, Koks Munatootmine, and Eggs Posure) will have the same name: Dava Foods. All local consumer brands will continue as holdings ...


Global | 4 November 2015
Securitisation: the chicken and egg version

Securitisation is a way of transferring assets and risk to investors, and generating funding for more assets A bank might lend money to homebuyers. It can put these mortgages in a special vehicle (...


Global | 4 November 2015
Chicken gut health could be secret to improved poultry health, decreased antibiotic use

Delving into the world of chicken guts at a bacterial level could improve poultry health and reduce the need for antibiotics. Central Queensland University senior lecturer in microbiology Dana Stan...


Global | 28 October 2015
Chicken evolution rate challenges timings of domestication and human migration

Chickens are evolving faster than previously thought, according to new research that challenges ideas of when they were domesticated and may have implications for human migration. The findings, pub...


Global | 26 October 2015
Which are healthier: Egg whites or whole eggs?

There are a lot of misconceptions about eggs out there. Let’s take a couple of minutes to tackle one of the biggies — egg whites versus whole eggs. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so let’s...


Global | 21 October 2015
Five of the best: free-range farms

The Botterill family produce a range of birds but it is their chickens and cockerels that are truly stunning. They’re a cross between a Cornish game cockerel and a Sussex or Dorking hen. After living ...


Global | 21 October 2015
Chickens’ walking patterns may help predict disease

Mathematical modelling has the potential to help farmers understand how to protect their flocks from disease, through studying the walking patterns of their birds. A grid model, developed by Arni S...


Global | 21 October 2015
Subway to phase out poultry products raised with antibiotics

Subway Restaurants announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, that its 27,000-plus outlets in the United States will start transitioning early next year to serving poultry products made only from turkeys and c...


Global | 14 October 2015
Stuck for a quick dinner idea? Eggs to the rescue

School, kids, work... It's always something. Whatever the culprit, we are all busy. And on those crazy-busy days, dinner can sneak up on me, and suddenly I find my whole family ravenous. And the busie...


Global | 14 October 2015
Why eggs should not be kept in a fridge

It has been a habit over the years to store chicken eggs in the refrigerator. This movement first started in the US and then moved on to many countries, including India. If you take a look at any refr...


Global | 13 October 2015
Things you didn't know about eggs

The incredible edible chicken egg is a marvel of nature. Chicken eggs are one of the most commonly eaten foods on the planet, and also one of the most versatile. They can be fried, poached, hard-bo...


Global | 6 October 2015
Costco executives points to record sales of cage-free eggs as evidence of progress

In another round of the ongoing tug-of-war between Costco and its customers, one executive at the wholesale store is holding up its sales numbers as evidence that it’s making progress toward selling e...


Global | 6 October 2015
Phytase supplements may improve eggs in heat stressed layers

Hens raised in conditions generating heat stress may lay better eggs if their diet includes supplemental phytase, even if diet quality is poor, says a group of Iranian researchers.


Global | 5 October 2015
Starbucks says eggs will be cage free by 2020

A growing number of companies are making the transition Starbucks has announced that all of its eggs will be cage-free by the year 2020. The company’s plan is to have only cage-free eggs in its ...


Global | 1 October 2015
Dairy and poultry farmers anxious about trade talks

The original TPP negotiations were launched in 2010 involving the US, Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico and Canada, with Japan later joining the talk...


Global | 30 September 2015
McDonald's promotes quality with chicken and fries TV spots

Developed by Leo Burnett London and OMD UK, "chicken and fries" continues the myth-busting approach seen in "the cow" ads, launched earlier this year. The two new 40-second TV spots will focus on M...


Global | 30 September 2015
Why eggs are one of the best foods for weight loss

If you're reserving eggs for your brunch-filled weekends, you need to know a secret: They may just be the keys to weight-loss success. Here's why you should be eating more eggs to lose more pounds. ...


Global | 28 September 2015
Meats that really do 'taste like chicken'

What does chicken taste like? Try and describe it and you will probably find yourself saying words like pale, flavorless, or just "Chicken tastes like chicken." I can remember staring suspiciously...


Global | 28 September 2015
The 11 best ways to eat eggs

Eggs. Who doesn’t like an egg? Well, vegans don’t. But vegetarians do! Oh man, do vegetarians ever love an egg! I’m a vegetarian — well, pescatarian if you want to get technical. Also, we ate a ton of...


Global | 24 September 2015
How to tell when an egg is fresh, and when to cook with it

If an egg goes past the best-before date on its box, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. So, knowing how to test your eggs for freshness is useful. The water test illustrated here is a reliable on...


Global | 24 September 2015
What comes first: how to master cooking with eggs

Is there any dish so particular in its seeming simplicity as a perfectly done, soft-boiled egg at the breakfast table, with a great heap of just-buttered fresh toast, still hot? Oh, what a torment ...


Global | 22 September 2015
Eggs: a love letter

Eggs are magical things. These beautiful ovoid forms are one of the greatest gifts nature ever gave to the cook. No other ingredient can perform in such a complex way. They are simple and yet protean,...


Global | 21 September 2015
Feeding organic trace materials improves eggshell quality

During the 2015 Latin American Poultry Congress Alltech hosted a workshop on eggshell quality under the leadership of Dr. Bianca Martins, technical manager for Alltech Latin America, to show the curre...


Global | 17 September 2015
Cage free eggs or not, I’m still not ‘lovin’ it’

Those organic bananas you purchased over the conventionally grown ones send a message. The purchase states that you, as a consumer, are interested in supporting sustainable agriculture. It says that y...