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Iowa-based egg production company Rembrandt Enterprises is suing Tecno Poultry Equipment, alleging Tecno’s failure to properly install a caging system resulted in the death of a worker and a $21 million loss to the company.
Donnie Smith, former CEO of Tyson Foods and founder of the African Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), would love to see Rwandan agriculture become more self-sufficient and the country to be more food secure.
New AAEA member research looks at impact of developing animal welfare laws
October 17, 2017
Each year Americans eat an average of 250 eggs, and right now there is a surplus in most parts of the country because of increased production. In California, however there is a decrease in the number of eggs being laid. Why? It could be a case of happier hens.
Laws that changed animal confinement standards in California raised the price of eggs dramatically upon adoption and have kept prices higher than had the laws not been enacted, according to a Purdue University study. An analysis of the laws’ effects on egg production and prices in California could inform other states considering similar legislation.