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Subway to switch to cage-free eggs by 2025

Reuters — Sandwich chain Subway said it would stop using eggs laid by caged hens in its North American outlets by 2025, joining a number of companies that are going cage-free amid pressure from consumers and animal-rights groups. Subway, which already serves eggs laid by free-range hens at its outlets in Europe and eggs laid […] Read more




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Supply management wants the federal government in its corner

Farm Vote: The feds should be supporting supply management, says the chair of Egg Farmers of Alberta

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bird flu hasn’t yet hit Alberta’s poultry industry but it’s a real threat for provincial egg farmers, and one the federal government needs to manage. Avian influenza has killed nearly 50 million chickens and turkeys in the U.S. and hit a handful of Ontario and B.C. operations earlier this year. “We saw what a big […] Read more


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U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

Chicago/New York | Reuters — As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern U.S., some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps — importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland said that as egg supplies tighten and prices rise, the food processing and commodities […] Read more



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Free quota allows producers to break into the egg industry

With the cost of quota north of $300 per bird, the New Entrant Program 
offers producers a way to beat the biggest barrier to egg production

Reading Time: 4 minutes Richard Molenaar wouldn’t have even considered becoming an egg farmer without free quota. “If we weren’t accepted for the New Entrant Program, we wouldn’t be doing it. I know that for a fact,” said Molenaar, who farms near Grande Prairie with wife Mandy and his parents. “Unless you’re born into an egg farm, you’re probably […] Read more

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Love to eat eggs? U.S. panel now says they’re not a health risk

New York | Reuters — Egg and red meat lovers may find reason to rejoice in a decision by a U.S. advisory health panel to remove warnings about dietary cholesterol, saying that there is no link to dangerous levels of blood cholesterol that cause disease. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee until now had recommended that […] Read more



Young egg producers offered a deal

Young egg producers offered a deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Egg Farmers of Alberta has launched a youth development program to help attract young farmers into the industry. The program will accept a maximum of 20 unregistered young egg farmers on a first-come, first-serve basis, for a maximum of 10 years. The program will ensure eggs from participating farms are produced in accordance with industry standards […] Read more