Plans to allow 'free-range' eggs to be produced by hens living with two birds per square metre prove the need for a legislated definition, according to Greens MP Jamie Parker.
"The Egg Corporation is turning its back on ethical consumers and genuine free-range farmers in favour of boosting profits for large-scale producers.
When: 7pm Monday 7 May
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton St
Lee McCosker - Human Choice
John Kaye - Greens MP
Jodie Stewart - President of the Balmain-Rozelle Chamber of Commerce and Proprietor of About Life Cafe and Stores
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For more information or to RSVP contact Alison Martin: 9660 7586 or 0432 941 533.
"Increasing free-range stocking densities from 1,500 to 20,000 birds per hectare completely strips the term 'free-range' of any meaning.
"Cramming 20,000 birds into one hectare is not free-range.
"Ethical consumers who choose 'free-range' are appalled that the term can be used to describe eggs that come from such inhumane and unsustainable production practices.
"Self-regulation of free-range eggs has failed and we need a legislated definition that protects the rights of ethical consumers and genuine free-range farmers.
"I am calling on the Premier and Minister Hodgkinson to support the Greens' Truth in Labelling Bill so consumers can have faith that free-range means free-range," Mr Parker said.
Mr Parker will host a public meeting on this issue - come along and be part of the movement to defend the rights of ethical consumers and protect genuine free-range farmers and their animals.
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