Poultry http://www.kunc.org en Hunting For The Tastiest Egg: Duck, Goose, Chicken Or Quail? http://www.kunc.org/post/hunting-tastiest-egg-duck-goose-chicken-or-quail The chicken clearly rules the roost of American egg production. Our hens laid 95.2 billion eggs in 2013, according to government <a href="http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/ChickEgg/ChickEgg-02-27-2014.txt">figures</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:08:00 +0000 55550 at http://www.kunc.org Hunting For The Tastiest Egg: Duck, Goose, Chicken Or Quail? Egg Law Latest Battleground In Animal Welfare Fight http://www.kunc.org/post/egg-law-latest-battleground-animal-welfare-fight <p>By most measures, David Kesten's hens are living the good life.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Frank Morris & Harvest Public Media 54591 at http://www.kunc.org Egg Law Latest Battleground In Animal Welfare Fight States Fight California's Chicken Cage Law. But It's Really About Bacon http://www.kunc.org/post/states-fight-californias-chicken-cage-law-its-really-about-bacon By most measures, David Kesten's hens are living the good life.<p>"They can act like chickens, they can run around," says Kesten, who's raising hens in an old wooden shed in the open countryside near Concordia, Mo. "They can go out and catch bugs, they can dig in the ground."<p>But most U.S. hens live crammed into very close quarters, according to <a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/about/leadership/executive_staff/joe_maxwell.html">Joe Maxwell</a>, with the Humane Society of the U.S. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:14:00 +0000 54488 at http://www.kunc.org States Fight California's Chicken Cage Law. But It's Really About Bacon Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening http://www.kunc.org/post/americans-want-antibiotic-free-chicken-and-industry-listening In an age when consumers want transparency in how their food is produced, meat producers are under the microscope.<p>And the meat industry is responding: Antibiotic-free chicken is showing up everywhere you look.<p>Industry leviathans Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods have both come out with their own antibiotic-free brands of chicken — something that might have seemed practically unthinkable several years back. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:14:00 +0000 54166 at http://www.kunc.org Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening Cagey Issues for Egg Industry http://www.kunc.org/post/cagey-issues-egg-industry <p>Eggs are simple, versatile and popular. In fact, each American consumes about 250 eggs per year. However, the poultry business – which grapples with the environmental challenge of caring for the millions of hens that lay all those eggs – is anything but simple. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 43205 at http://www.kunc.org Cagey Issues for Egg Industry