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#1 Old 02-24-2010, 11:41 AM
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I just saw a commercial for Best Foods mayo and at the end they mentioned that it was now made with cage-free eggs. So, I looked it up and it is only in their lite version for now. They are trying to switch over all of their products.



I know it still isn't cruelty free, but the commercial was shown during the day on a major station. Hopefully it will get people to look into what they meant by cage-free and will open the eyes of a lot of people as to what is going on in the egg industry.



This will hopefully be a big blow to the caged egg industry as they are a huge company. In one article is mentions that they use approximately 3.5 million pounds of eggs.



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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to "Real Food" using simple ingredients, Hellmann's® America's favorite mayonnaise brand today announced that its Light Mayonnaise recipe in North America will feature 100% certified cage-free eggs in the United States.



"Hellmann's® is made from real, simple ingredients vinegar, oils rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, and eggs," said Jamey Fish, Hellmann's senior brand manager. "Hellmann's® understands that people are increasingly attuned to what's in their food and where it comes from and that's why Hellmann's® Light is now moving to 100% cage-free eggs, keeping with the brand's commitment to 'Real Food' using simple ingredients."



With the same great taste but half the fat and calories of Real mayonnaise, Hellmann's® Light is the brand's second most popular selling recipe and will be the first in the Hellmann's® line to contain cage-free eggs. The product is rolling out in stores now. Hellmann's® intends to change all its mayonnaise products to cage-free eggs over time....



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Hopefully it will get people to look into what they meant by cage-free and will open the eyes of a lot of people as to what is going on in the egg industry.

I don't think it will though. Cage free is not an improvement for the hens. In most cases it is just as bad, or even worse. Instead of looking into it, the average consumer will take this as a license to continue on in ignorant bliss, satisfied to let the company tell them what they want to hear.



It'll be a good excuse for raising their prices for the product though. That's all the term "cage free" is really used for. To fool the customer into thinking it is better for the hens, and therefore justifies the higher cost. The perfect scam.

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Since a great many people don't understand what "cage free" means, it could inspire some curiousity and research into the egg industry, which is a good thing.

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I don't think it will though. Cage free is not an improvement for the hens. In most cases it is just as bad, or even worse. Instead of looking into it, the average consumer will take this as a license to continue on in ignorant bliss, satisfied to let the company tell them what they want to hear.



It'll be a good excuse for raising their prices for the product though. That's all the term "cage free" is really used for. To fool the customer into thinking it is better for the hens, and therefore justifies the higher cost. The perfect scam.

Unfortunately, this is true.



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Since a great many people don't understand what "cage free" means, it could inspire some curiousity and research into the egg industry, which is a good thing.



I hope some people do. I really hope so. but, the majority of people probably wont.
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Since a great many people don't understand what "cage free" means, it could inspire some curiousity and research into the egg industry, which is a good thing.



totally....I think I am the only person on the planet that has always hated mayo and miracle whip....ick!!
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I hope some people do. I really hope so. but, the majority of people probably wont.

Yeah. I wish I could be that optimistic. I'd probably be a lot happier.

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cage free eggs sounds so strange to me, like maybe the eggs are cage free, but the chickens aren't..?

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Since a great many people don't understand what "cage free" means, it could inspire some curiousity and research into the egg industry, which is a good thing.



+1 on this!



It was initially Jamie Oliver's free range chicken campaign that got me researching conditions and going veg. I'm sure that wasn't his intention at all



It's not going to make an impression on many but it might get a few people thinking and delving deeper...
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How many people have no idea mayonnaise is made from eggs? Now they do.
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How many people have no idea mayonnaise is made from eggs? Now they do.



People don't?

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People don't?



In my experience, I've always been amazed at how many people have no clue about the ingredients of many household items.
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I didn't find out until college that mayonaise was made from eggs. But my family never ate it growing up.
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I didn't know for a long time, until one day I saw them make it on a cooking show.

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I always thought mayonaise was made from a giant mountain troll's saliva. The troll's name was Hank.



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There seems to be a bit of cage-free discussions going on.



I'm glad eggs no longer kept in cages. I'm glad people are finally considering the rights of eggs.

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We used to tell a slumber party story about mayonnaise really coming from some guy squeezing his pimples into mayonnaise jars.

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I'm glad people are finally considering the rights of eggs.

I guess they're the same people who "raise beef".

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We used to tell a slumber party story about mayonnaise really coming from some guy squeezing his pimples into mayonnaise jars.







Some things I wish I could unread.

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Some things I wish I could unread.



Yeah, that's horrible. Lol.



I like your new avatar Nog.
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Some things I wish I could unread.



I don't know. Mayo does rival pus in terms of grossness.



I like the avatar too, although it was a bit of a shock at first. No more Mr. Spock!

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I like the avatar too, although it was a bit of a shock at first. No more Mr. Spock!







I'm trying out a new one, perhaps that avatar will be back again.

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Some things I wish I could unread.

It's a great story. Its got a haunted house and its full of suspense, til you get to the anti-climactic ending of course.

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It's a great story. Its got a haunted house and its full of suspense, til you get to the anti-climactic ending of course.




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