More Than A Million Hens Filling Barns At Three Per

“The USDA allows Herbruck’s and other large operations to sell their eggs as organic because officials have interpreted the word “outdoors” in such a way that farms that confine their hens to barns but add “porches” are deemed eligible for the valuable “USDA Organic” label. The porches are typically walled-in areas with a roof, hard floors and screening on one side.”

I hate it when companies sidestep the spirit of something with loose semantics. Oh yes, screened in “porches” are totally what we meant when we said “outdoors” 🙄