News & Press
Shoppers opt for 'freedom food' chickens 14 April 2010
Written by The Independent   

Consumers are turning away from standard chickens in favour of birds raised under higher welfare standards, according to figures released today.

See the article at the Independent website

 
Organic sales slump for first time as recession takes a bite out of market 12 April 2010
Written by The Guardian   

Despite the publicity given to animal welfare by chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, consumers also fell out of love with expensive organic meat.

See the article at the Guardian website

 
Jonathan Safran Foer: The truth about factory farming 22 February 2010
Written by The Guardian   

In this disturbing extract from Eating Animals, the novelist reveals the unpalatable truth about factory-farmed poultry.

See the article at the Guardian website

 
Quarter of meat sold in UK imported from nations weaker on animal welfare 16 February 2010
Written by The Guardian   

Farmers and consumers demand greater import restrictions as a Guardian investigation reveals many bacon, pork and poultry products come from nations with lower animal welfare standards.

See the article at the Guardian website

 
Interview: Joel Salatin 31 January 2010
Written by The Observer   

Joel Salatin is America's most celebrated pioneer of chemical-free farming – but if you want to taste his beef or chicken you'll have to move to Virginia. He talks to Gaby Wood about why local is best and his role in the documentary Food, Inc which attacks the giants of industrialised food production.

See the interview at the Guardian website

 
Food poisoning bug is found in two thirds of supermarket chicken 27 January 2010
Written by Daily Mail   

Nearly two thirds of chicken sold in supermarkets carry the bug that causes most cases of food poisoning in Britain.

See the article at the Daily Mail website

 
Value vs Free Range Chicken 18 September 2009
Written by BBC News   

At the end of our 39-day tour Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall appeared on the BBC Breakfast News to continue the debate on value vs free-range chicken.

See the interview at the BBC website

 
Factory chickens to suffer under new EU rules, says RSPCA 25 August 2009
Written by The Guardian   

Animal welfare organisations are calling on consumers to act amid fears new EU legislation will lead to hundreds of millions of factory farm chickens being reared in conditions worse than they live in now.

See the article at the Guardian website

 
Sainsbury's to ban battery eggs 17 January 2009
Written by The Independent   

The move – which comes two weeks before Channel 4 updates viewers on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "Chicken Out" campaign to improve poultry welfare – will remove 500,000 birds a week from cages.

See the article at the Independent website

 
Jamie Oliver wins battle to stop Sainsburys selling battery-farmed chickens 06 August 2008
Written by The Mirror   
Jamie Oliver has won his battle to stop Sainsbury's selling chickens reared in appalling conditions.

The store giant yesterday announced it will phase out its use of battery-farmed hens and eventually ensure all its stock meets RSPCA standards.

See the article at the Mirror website

 
The Bird War 06 August 2008
Written by The Sun   

Jamie Oliver has persuaded Sainsbury’s to try something new today and stop the sale of battery-farmed poultry.

See the article at the Sun website

 
TV chef loses Tesco chicken vote 27 June 2008
Written by BBC News   

Tesco shareholders have not backed proposals to improve welfare standards for chickens championed by TV cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

See the article at the BBC website

 
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