Today’s Solutions: January 18, 2022

As sustainability and ethical farming become more of a driving force for consumers, it becomes ever more important to know where the food on your plate comes from. While you might have seen terms such as cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised turn up a lot when you’re shopping for eggs, the meaning behind these labels can often be misleading.

To prevent any confusion, Vital Farms has recently unveiled a new initiative to make sure you know – and see – exactly where your eggs are coming from. The company is letting customers take a 360-degree look at the specific farm their eggs came from, as part of what it’s calling the Traceability program.

To take a peek into where their eggs are actually coming from, customers can visit the Vital Farms website, enter the name of the specific family farm their eggs are coming from – which is indicated on the carton – and see a video with a 360-degree view of the hens grazing.

The 360-degree pasture videos, feature hens walking over grass and leaves, pecking at the ground and clucking periodically. And, there are no cages in sight.

Vital Farms’ project is expected to inspire other farms to follow suit and pave the way to more sustainable and ethical food production practices.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The Philippines bans child marriage to help stop child abuse

According to a report issued last year by the United Nations Children’s Fund, more than half a billion girls and women across the globe were married as children, meaning under the age of majority (18). ... Read More

This circular leather alternative is made from algae and peels

As people are increasingly becoming reluctant to use clothes and fashion accessories made out of animal-sourced leather, more and more designers are turning their eyes towards more sustainable and ethical alternatives. One of the latest ... Read More

Rapidly retrofitting old buildings is key for climate goals – Here̵...

Buildings account for about 40 percent of annual global carbon emissions. In order to meet our climate goals, every building on the planet will have to be net-zero by 2050. But since most of the ... Read More

IKEA buys land ravaged by hurricane to transform into forests

The Optimist Daily has shared several stories about the popular Swedish furniture company IKEA and its environmentally friendly initiatives such as its buyback and resell program, its pledge to stop using plastic packaging, its zero-waste ... Read More

This market is tossing “use-by” dates to help curb food waste

The British supermarket Morrisons has decided to remove “use-by” dates on milk packaging by the end of the month in an effort to save millions of pints of milk from being needlessly thrown away each ... Read More

The population of Ugandan tree-climbing lions is growing

One of the only populations of Ishasha tree-climbing lions in the world resides in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). Unfortunately, the population faces numerous threats such as loss of habitat, climate change, and illegal ... Read More