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October 2, 2013

Organic and Non GMO Corn & Soybeans Wanted!

I am looking to buy more organic corn and soybeans from anywhere in the USA!  Bell & Evans is also exploring the possibility of using NON GMO corn and soybeans in our regular diets.  We are only interested in domestic, US grown grains and we want to know the farm that produced it.  Please email...

April 12, 2013

GMO Corn and Soybeans – Soybeans processed with Hexane

At Bell & Evans our Certified Organic chickens and turkeys are fed non GMO Certified Organic corn and soybeans.  Our soybeans are extruded and expeller pressed into meal. No GMO seed is allowed by U.S.D.A. Organic Certifiers as enforced by division of U.S.D.A.

April 3, 2013

Hexane Laced Animal Feed

Organic and Natural Food Retailers Why are you allowing suppliers to feed their animals Soybean or Canola meal that was processed using the Hexane Slovent Extraction Process?  Simply because it is the cheaper method is not a good reason.  Hexane ends up in the feed, the vegetable oil, in the water and the air.  We...

February 15, 2013

Even friends can sometimes disagree

In my opinion, the Commonwealth is about to support their second biggest mistake in just a few years — the Perdue Hexane Extraction Soybean Processing Plant in Lancaster County. The first was the Ethanol plant in Clearfield County that went bankrupt.

April 18, 2012

My Response to a recent NY Times E. Coli/Fecal Contamination Article

As you are likely aware, a recent NY Times article published on April 11, 2012, by Stephanie Strom, titled “48% of Chicken in Small Sample Has E. Coli” has brought into question the industry best practices for assuring the food safety of poultry in the consumers retail food supply.

April 10, 2012

“Pink Slime” or “Slippery Slope”

When the retail food industry demands meeting a price point and a profit margin that may mean there is not much left for the producer.  It’s exactly how we push producers to do unscrupulous things. For example, feeding animals Hexane produced soybean meal, arsenic, and DDGS ethanol by products loaded with sulfur and antibiotics. In...

February 22, 2011

Organic grain from China?

When you buy organic, you assume you’re purchasing food free from pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones. But there is so much more. Organic is a commitment to provide you with the highest quality foods, using sustainable agriculture’s best practices. Not only must the be chicken raised on a certified organic farm, but also everything it’s...

January 17, 2011

What Our Chicks Eat

At the beginning of the new year, we all make resolutions to eat healthier. I thought it would be a good time to tell you about our chickens diet, because well-fed chickens are happy and less-stressed. The Bell & Evans Animal Welfare Standard guarantees our birds always have access to fresh water and our specially-blended...