foodnews 9.10.2015 chixThe campaign to force America’s farmers to change the way they handle their animals celebrated a victory this week.

McDonald’s USA announced that in the near future, it will no longer buy eggs from chickens that live in cages.

Those cages are still the industry standard, and 90 percent of America’s eggs come from chickens that live in them.

When egg farmers adopted them, decades ago, they thought it was progress. Chicken manure didn’t pile up on the floor anymore. Chickens weren’t walking around in it. “The eggs were super clean. The feed, the water, everything in these houses became super clean,” says Chad Gregory, president of the United Egg Producers, the main industry association.

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