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September 5, 2017

It’s Official! We have the World’s First Organic Certified Animal Welfare Focused Chicken Hatchery!

This has been an exciting time for Bell & Evans! On Saturday, August 26, the first chicks began to hatch at our brand new hatchery. Those chicks were delivered to our farms on Monday, August 28, the same day that our  Hatchery received its “organic certification” from Pennsylvania Certified Organic, a nonprofit certification agency accredited by...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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April 1, 2017

Delivering what we sell

Hi there. My name is Scott Sechler, and this is my chicken blog. Some people buy into businesses and others build them. Well, I’ve worked with and around chickens for almost my entire life, so I’ve learned a thing or two throughout the years. I’m proud to have grown Bell & Evans into the family...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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May 20, 2011

Do you need to learn a foreign language to read the list of ingredients in your food?

Here are some simple words to live by: If you can’t pronounce it… don’t eat it. Read food labels… especially the ingredient list. If it sounds like a chemical experiment, put it down. Also beware of some ‘all-natural’ products that say they contain “natural flavorings.” These so-called natural flavorings are added to foods that lose...

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