8/22/07

6 comments:

Ian T. said...

The organic crowd can have strange priorities. I was behind someone selecting eggs one day who was discussing how they had to be organic, but she didn't care about whether they were free-range/battery/whatever. Hopefully, most organic eggs are free-range (or barn-laid), but apparently, they're not necessarily...

ord said...

Well I would have thought that organic eggs would
come from free range chickens unless they are just fed organic matter. I would find it disturbing if they were not free range as it would then turn it into a money making scheme with no ethics in practice regarding the welfare of the animals.
hmmm could be good to check out (I should know as I am working in the industry). nice to hear from you Ian, thanks for dropping me a line.

Greg G said...

Australian egg standards state that to be certified as organic "eggs must be produced under a free range system with a feed that is 95% organically grown grain."

I love this panel.

ord said...

thanks Greg,
is good to know in case any of my customers ask.
People are also getting their knickers in a twist regarding the labelling of products as 'organically grown' .Unfortunately 'certified organic' means something quite different. people think they both mean the same thing when they do not.
This means they spend a fortune on food that is basically conventional. Is a bit of a problem.

Greg G said...

This is why shops like yours are important - you need to have people like you who care enough & have the knowledge to educate customers about the things that they are buying - you won't get that at Safeway (and they wrap up all their organic stuff in ten tons of plastic!!!)

I should do some comics on chatty people at the library. I had someone interrogating me over my ethnic heritage on the weekend.

Ian T. said...

Thanks, Greg, I'm pleased to know that! It should logically follow what organic = free range, and fortunately it does :).