Monday, August 10, 2009

The Great Egg Debate - Introduction

In a series of subsequent postings, Ham and Eggonomics will provide a forum on egg production, specifically, what the science about egg production implies about how we should raise layers for eggs. A wealth of research has already aimed at the welfare implications of cage, cage-free, and other production methods. What these postings will provide are alternative commentaries, hoping to provide curious readers with the additional information they must be seeking if they are reading Ham and Eggonomics.

Soon Sarah Shields, a Ph.D. animal scientist, will provide a narrative on the science of layer welfare. I am grateful to her willingness to help me disseminate knowledge. Other contributions will follow as I elicit help, including egg farmers. Stay tuned, and feel free to provide suggestions for contributors.

All entries related to this topic will go under the heading The Great Egg Debate- ???.