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Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

Poultry
Have you heard something called "Pastured Chicken" here in the Philippines? Almost 99% of eggs sold in the Philippine market come from layers confined in battery cages. But as consumers become more aware of the living conditions of these birds in battery cages on large poultry farms, there is a growing demand for meat and eggs from chickens treated humanely. Chicken growers use several terms to call their flock, and sometimes, some of these terms are used to mislead the consumers. You will be presented with different labels when you shop for eggs in supermarkets like SM, Puregold, Robinsons, etc. There are “fresh farm organic eggs”, “cage-free”, free-range”, “premium fresh eggs”, and other terms. These terms are mainly used for marketing purposes. We all know that there are no fresh chi...