Egg Carton Language

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by N F C, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  2. Ridgerunner

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    It is an interesting article. To me, the requirement for a free range label is a lot less restrictive than they imply. For a chicken house with thousands of chickens to be free range you just need a tiny space they could go outside if they wish. That could be a small fenced in concrete pad. To me, the legal requirement for free range is nothing like I envision.

    I did notice one mistake in it. Organic does not mean they are vegetarian. It means they are not fed animal slaughter byproducts. There is a difference. You can see the actual requirements here.

    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-id...1cae365935314a1b&node=se7.3.205_1237&rgn=div8
     
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I agree with you on that...free ranching isn't like that at my place!

    Good catch on the organic equaling vegetarian.
     
  4. b.hromada

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

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    Oops, that should have been free ranging, lol. Must have been getting tired last night.
     

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