A lot of people on litnet have recently mentioned that they'll only buy "free-range" eggs. That term is really misleading. I think many people imagine that the free range chickens wander around a field, "freely," in the sun ect. like this:
That's the power of suggestive wording, but the reality of the situation in North America is that "free range" basically just means "cage free," and beyond that there's very little regulation, so instead of stuffing the chickens in individual cages they stuff a whole ****-ton of chickens into a large room, like this:
I guess they are technically wandering around freely, but they're still all stuffed into a small area. So, buying "free range" eggs makes us feel like we're doing something good, but it's really not much better for the chickens. That's why free range eggs cost almost the same as regular eggs.
Here, read this:
The bit about free-range chickens is on page two (click "next"). The articles are worded to be entertaining and to communicate a lot of information quickly, you should click the hyperlinked words if you want to see where the information actually derives from.
Read this also:
Basically you've likely never had real honey (you've had honey-flavored corn syrup), salmon isn't pink anymore, kobe beef doesn't exist outside of Japan, and maybe 10% of the olive oil you eat isn't sunflower oil.