I buy organic, local, kind-farmer products where ever possible. But paying a premium for these items is always an act of faith in some sense, as we have to trust that promises made are kept. Sustainable farming is indeed a hot area that can be rife with unscrupulous claims and marketing misnomers. Okay so fraud, is another way of saying it.
Organizations like The Cornucopia Institute are committed to signalling out the good, the bad and the ugly in this area. Their mandate is to promote educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, Cornucopia provides information to consumers, family farmers, and the media.
To this end, they publish a helpful list grading organic egg producers and highlighting which ones are actually just factory farms in disguise.
Check out your producer options on their organic egg scorecard before buying.
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