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The truth about caged chickens

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The truth about caged Chickens

Cheap meat usually comes at a price – one paid by the farm animals and often the environment too, you can make a difference by choosing wisely before you spend your money. “Approximately 900 million chickens are reared for meat in the UK each year and a staggering 86 million are wasted” – Dr Tracey Jones, Compassion’s Director of Food Business

When chickens are kept in cages, it is brutal and so far away from their natural behaviour, imagine living your whole life squashed in an A4 (size of printer paper) size cage, having your feathers plucked out by your neighbours because they are so bored, having your beak chopped off to stop you pecking, standing on wire mesh which hurts your feet and breathing in 30,000 other chickens poo, dust and urine. Not nice at all.

Not only are the conditions bad for hens, it’s even worse if you are born a male chick.

The vegetarian society says “All egg production systems involve the disposal of unwanted male chicks because they cannot be used in the industry. Male chicks from selectively bred egg-laying strains are not suitable for meat production and so are killed at 1-3 days old. It is estimated that around 30 million male chicks are destroyed annually by a number of permitted methods. These include the use of mechanical apparatus producing immediate death (such as a homogeniser which minces up chicks alive), exposure to gas mixtures, dislocation of the neck, decapitation, neck-breaking or suffocation. A limited number of the dead chicks are used as low-priced animal feed-stuff for zoos and wildlife parks, with the remainder usually going to landfill”

All EU eggs have to be labelled for identification, although local farms where you can go and have a look at the conditions the chickens live in would be proffered, especially when you read case like this one about an RSPCA freedom food farm

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Mums guide to feeling energised

Being a new mum is hard work, your focus is all about the baby but you do need to take time to consider yourself, this is so important because if you are spent, you have no energy left for the baby, this is especially important if you are breastfeeding.

This great article below from Nourishing hub tells it how it is, mums old and new get reading!

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Reusable menstrual pads FDA charges $4,000 a year fee

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Find quality reusable pads at www.gladrags.com

I am appalled by what I read on Natural News today. Really what is the world coming to? land of the free – my arse!!

(Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca, with additional editing by Natural News and Naked wild and free)

The FDA has decided that reusable menstrual pads[1] are Class I Medical Devices. That means those who manufacture these products must pay an annual fee of THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS to continue doing so. Not only must these ladies armed with sewing machines pay taxes on their income, they must pay a charge to the FDA to continue making a living this way. FDA Regulation #884.5435 states that a reusable menstrual pad maker must be “FDA compliant” — which means they must pay a yearly registration fee of $3,646 to remain in business for 2015 and a fee of $3,872 for 2016.

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Places to eat review – Earth cafe

Places to eat review:

Earth cafe 16-20 Turner Street Manchester.UK

Tuesday 1.00pm

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Top 15 organic food you must buy

organic vegWhen shopping on a budget but wanting to do the best for you and your family, it is sometimes difficult to balance things out so this handy chart above is brilliant.

It is a reminder to the fruit and veg that is most important to buy organic with the highest pesticides and the ones that are less risky.

We always try to buy as much organic food as possible, but we also know how sometimes there is rent and bills to pay. You have to make the best decision and priorities. So I would say do your best and don’t feel bad if one week you can’t get organic everything, just try to stick to the chart.

You could even print it out and keep it in your bag for shopping trips.

If you do buy non organic fruits and veg you can soak them in the sink with water and cider vinegar for 10 minutes to get rid of some more pesticide residue.