loqu wrote:In the EU we have a way to label eggs in which you can tell if they are produced in cages or by free hens. You have to look at the first number printed on the egg (0 = ecological, 1 = rural, 2 = not rural but on the ground, 3 = in cages).
it has been shown that the animals taste better if they have not suffered too much in the killing process.
How is this news? I thought everybody knew about the way eggs are produced.
Sarabi wrote: Boycotting it is one way to call for change.
DelBoy wrote:Sarabi wrote: Boycotting it is one way to call for change.
It's one way, but I believe being an 'ethical meat eater' has a greater impact on the industry.
Trapy wrote:On a more serious note, while I do find the conditions appalling, it's cheaper this way.
Trapy wrote:On a more serious note, while I do find the conditions appalling, it's cheaper this way. Here in the USA, Free range meat is about 2-3x more expensive than corporate-caged and abused meat (example, 1lb of beef is either $3.85 (what I paid last night) for corporate meat, or ~$6.50 (it was over 6, but not 7) for free range. I WANT MEAT, and while that KFC is a trick or"treat", realistically I can't pay 2x the money for the same thing. Free range is better tasting, but unless I'm trying to impress a date, I'll settle for corporate.
Zorba wrote:The problem is that it's easy for well-off people to blow their own trumpet about how they always choose organic or farmer's market meat, and condemn the masses for being appalingly unenlightened in going to McDonalds or buying Walmart Megaburgers. There is a real element of class snobbery invovled in the environmentalist movement.
nighean-neonach wrote:In my current job I have a lot to do with so-called "lower class" families. In many homes I come across those huge flat TV screens, video game equipment for every child, more cell phones than family members, loads of other technical equipment, Nike and Adidas shoes, etc. - and at the same time the mothers go and stuff their carts full of convenience food at Lidl or Aldi, or the children are sent to McDonalds for lunch.
McDonalds is not cheap at all, by the way. For the price of a family lunch there, you could as well go and buy the ingredients for a healthy meal at home. It's just that many of those people are too lazy to cook, too lazy to bother about these things at all.
Albeit the Scot in me is of the Western stock and the red of the Cairngorms, the heather and the Lewissian gneiss, the Viking in me was there when you uttered the first word of your leid.
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