Most cage-free chickens have their beaks cut off to avoid pecking each other to death. Since marketers took hold of the phrase "cage-free" and "free-range," they've painted pastoral pictures on egg cartons and led us to believe that cage-free actually means freedom to roam outdoors.

Here's the truth:

Grist put together an informative video about this issue and the struggle to regain control over our language. It's worth a watch!

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