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Controversial Taste-Test Ruffles Welfare Feathers

by 5m Editor
7 July 2008, at 8:53am

UK - Controversy broke out this week when scientists claimed that a blind taste-test of eggs revealed that the public preferred battery-farmed chicken eggs to their free-range counterparts.

According to the Mail Online they found that the battery birds had a superior flavour and texture and were more juicy.

The results will upset the organic farming industry, which claims that the better welfare their birds enjoy leads to better meat - and justifies the heftier price tag.

They may also hamper the efforts of chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to encourage the public to go organic says the Mail Online.

The study, published in the journal British Poultry Science, was carried out at Bristol University.

View the Mail Online story by clicking here.

5m Editor