General Mills joins the good eggs

July 7, the Humane Society of the United States celebrated General Mills’ move to join food giants like Walmart, Nestle and Starbucks in ending the use of eggs from battery-caged hens. General Mills is grounding its new policy on the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare — a set of principles that will continue to guide the company toward better outcomes for animals across its supply chain. “I hope you’ll join me in celebrating both this landmark decision and the great progress that’s been made by some of the nation’s leading food companies in just a few short months,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the HSUS.