What the Fast-Food Industry’s Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Really Means

February 17, 2016

In what appears to be a watershed moment for humane food production, the last six months have seen one corporate press release after another heralding a fast-food chain’s full transition to cage-free eggs. The announcements are surprising consumers and likely eliciting more than a few groans from the egg industry. For the companies that often require more than a billion eggs annually, adopting a new method of production can be a big ask of its suppliers.

Despite the tall order, multiple fast-food retailers, like birds of a feather, have sounded the call of the cage-free migration, and egg producers will have…