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August 18, 2017

Greed Over Good Sense

Greed prevailed. According to an article published today by LancasterOnline, the state approved an air pollution plan for Perdue’s hexane soybean processing plant in Lancaster County. Apparently in Pennsylvania, pollution isn’t an issue. Representatives had a problem with pulling out of the Climate Agreement, yet don’t flinch when approving Perdue’s soybean-processing, air-pollutant-spilling plant in Conoy...

August 18, 2017

Third Parties Watering Down the Standards

GAP’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Standards In the wake of recent news stories, I’m reminded of my ongoing concerns with the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Standards and the way it has allowed for “commodity chicken with an animal-welfare façade” to appear in places that don’t make sense given GAP’s core values. Let me explain. GAP began...

August 17, 2017

“Special” Isn’t Good Enough for Us

Our take on the August 14, 2017, Bloomberg article “That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore.” We agree that the chicken at the other end of the case shouldn’t be there. At Bell & Evans, we have been perfecting “The Excellent Chicken” for over 100 years. We uphold the highest animal welfare standards...

August 4, 2017

National Organic Program (NOP) and National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) – What are they thinking?

Scott’s Perspective… Excerpt from Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Agriculture—National Organic Program, 205.236*: “Poultry or edible poultry products must be from poultry that has been under continuous organic management beginning no later than the second day of life.” Wow.  The NOP’s recent proposal to change the Organic Standards in the United States really got me...

April 5, 2017

White Striping, White Striation or Woody Breasts on Chicken

This issue is all about genetics and industry greed. There are only three major breeding companies in the broiler industry—in the world! One of the breeding companies is owned by a major chicken producer, another owned by investment bankers. And they all breed chickens to achieve the following goals, with little to no thought for...

October 15, 2013

My response to the video posted by the Radical Group TryVeg/COK

It has come to my attention that the radical Washington based activist group TryVeg/COK planted an undercover agent at our hatchery with the goal to challenge Bell & Evans leadership in humane treatment of animals.  The TryVeg mole was planted in our hatchery for two weeks with the goal to stage an attention grabbing media...

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 8, 2013

Healthy, Happy Employees

Unfortunately much of our food supply is being produced by Unhealthy and Unhappy employees. At Bell & Evans we just started a new healthcare program for our team.  $0 Deductible, $0 Co-pay  and $0 Co-insurance.  We have taken away most financial issues for needed medical care.

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...