Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Truth and consequences

Hey, what a concept...sometimes the bad guys actually lose. Last week this was true of Sparboe Farms - one of the largest and most notorious egg producers in the country.  ABC News  aired an investigation of Sparboe on 20/20 and "World News with Diane Sawyer" and the FDA cited the company for "significant...and serious violations". 

As a result of the reports, McDonald's will no longer accept eggs from Sparboe.  McDonald's claims it was not only the serious health concerns but also evidence that there was routine, intentional cruelty to the hens at Sparboe.  I am not a fan of McDonald's, but I applaud them for taking immediate, decisive action when confronted with some ugly facts.  The more people - or corporations - stand up and say "that is not ok", the sooner we will end the cruelest, most unhealthy practices in our food production system.

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