Burger King goes cage free
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:04 PM
I heard this on the news the other night and couldn't believe it. Burger King has decided to use only cage free chicken and pork. They will make the change by 2017.
Burger King is a big corporation. I'm not sure how much influence they have. I can only hope that by changing how they buy their products they will encourage other companies to do the same.
Here's the story:
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:31 PM
It is baby steps, as you said. But, change usually comes in baby steps. It may not be as big a change as we would like, but I think it says something about how public opinion is shifting on how animals are treated and the way our food is produced. Their internal polling and focus groups must be telling them that people want changes.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
I'm not vegan, but grew up vegetarian and my son is vegetarian, but my daughter and I don't eat all that much meat and only buy locally and sustainably raised organic meat when we do. That's the healthiest way, for us and the planet, but getting a lot of people to stop thinking they need to eat meat with every or even most dinners is going to take a long time.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:44 AM
Fast food joints and quickie marts-they both use it.
(I know it's off topic to this discussion- but it's such a horrible toxin-I had to add it)
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:51 AM
And so right that the use of Styrofoam should be abolished and be replaced with better and safer types of food containers.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:04 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:15 PM
I think with all these investigations into living conditions of animals in agriculture, pink slime being used, and so forth, there is more awareness in the public. Companies must be picking up on the fact that the public does care where it's meat comes from.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:22 AM
whatever the cause is at the moment-pink slime, abuse of animals for the fast food industry-lead in makeup, etc.
corporations have to change because they know we'll stop buying their products.
With our "disgruntledness" (if that's a word) being heard-they're listening. And people are becoming more
verbal in all things, because we realize they are listening. Sponsors pulling away from limbaugh, sponsors
pulling away from ALEC, women's issues-etc.
We're found our voice-"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." is our mo now.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:57 AM
Or demand lower prices from producers....yeah they'll do that!
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:45 PM
Corporate media has aided industry. Why air a story about how one company has contaminated our water or how they treat animals when they are advertising on our network? They don't want to lose revenue over a negative story or article.
Today we have the citizen journalist. Bloggers, podcasters, and website owners who write about things that interest them and things that outrage them. They don't need the big TV or radio stations to be heard. They have social networks. They start a campaign on Facebook or Twitter and soon the idea starts to spread. Some of these people have large followings. Where once they needed the press to come down and cover their protest or event, they can now generate that buzz themselves. We even have individuals armed with cell phone video who can get a story out there just by uploading it to youtube or another website.
This is a different way of communication to the people than a decade ago. It's a way to get around the media and still be heard.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:35 AM
from the thousands of folks that want a non-meat choice, they could install solar panels on all of their roof's.
But, I also think that their "unhealthy" fare is a corporate mindset. When mc's for instance, rolled out their
so called healthy alternative to egg/bacon/sausage muffins and offered oatmeal instead-that &^%&^ing bowl
had enough sugar in it to power 18,998 homes.
But it also plays into the fact that people don't read labels. The circle of life has been replaced with
the circle of stupidity.
Because of the demand, there is no way, fast food joints could ever offer free range beef/pork. The entire
country would be trampled over with cattle and pigs.
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