Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that flocks of chickens owned by commercial breeders in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and Giles County, Tennessee, tested positive for the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI, or commonly known as “bird flu”). While quarantine and depopulation measures were taken, the fact that a bird flu outbreak arose in the commercial arena for the first time in about two years is cause for concern.Read More
Cage-free eggs: they’re becoming a staple on restaurant menus and, gradually, in the ingredient decks of a variety of grocery products. Why? Because activists – and the general public – have made it almost impossible for retailers and food manufacturers to provide anything but cage-free eggs.Read More
These days, consumers are always looking for ways to live healthier lifestyles. From using personal activity trackers to paying closer attention to labels in the grocery store, consumers have made it clear that their desire for achieving optimal health is much more than just a passing fad.
The news about Avian Flu doesn’t seem to get any better. In fact, since we last shared How to Use Grande Bravo® as a Substitute for Eggs, the number of birds affected has more than doubled.
Whether you’re in the Midwest or not, chances are pretty likely that you’ve heard – and started to worry – about the outbreak of Avian Flu by now. The outbreak is being called the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the United States, and more than 23 million turkeys and chickens have been affected since December.