no egg on face for pick n pay

Submitted by sproutingforth on Wed, 2009-10-07 13:44

Eggs have played a fairly controversial role lately. So it was with more than a little dismay that I read Compassion in World Farming's press release on Monday. It seemed that Pick n Pay were about to celebrate World Egg Day (I didn't know there was such a day, but nonetheless it is celebrated on the second Friday in October) by making a 60 000 egg omelette – using battery eggs.

But it appears that Pick n Pay has bowed to consumer pressure and Jonathan Ackerman has agreed to make the omelette using free range eggs. Victory to the hens, and kudos to Pick and Pay who obviously realise the power of their shoppers to make life more than a little uncomfortable for them...

Pick n Pay intend entering the Guinness Book of Records by making the world's largest omelette that they will distribute to the needy on the day.

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