A new Cornucopia Institute report examines four methods of organic egg production—pasture-based with mobile housing, “pasture raised” using fixed housing with access to adjacent pastures, fixed housing with minimum outdoor access and industrial scale.

Titled “Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture,” the analysis also discusses animal welfare standards and evaluates animal welfare labels. An accompanying “scorecard” rates various brands of eggs based on 28 criteria, showcasing the “true heroes, including national and local producers that are supplying ethically-produced organic eggs and are worthy of consumer support.” See Cornucopia News Release, December 15, 2015.