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Mink Farming Faces Uncertain Future

According to the chairman of the Icelandic Fur Breeder’s Association, it is likely that many mink farmers will close their operations if the government does not intervene.

Unicorn Escaped Slaughter

Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.

Cows

Fewer Farmers Producing Lots More Milk

The number of dairy farmers in Iceland has gone down by around 200 in the last 13 years—at the same time as milk production has hit an all-time high. 40 dairy farmers quit the trade last year alone.

Brúnegg hens.

Egg Farm Fined for Poor Air Quality

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has prohibited the egg producer Brúnegg from bringing new hens into their farm in Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavík.

Eggs.

Eggs Thrown in Wrong Direction

Following the egg farm scandal last week, in which a farm marketed as eco-friendly was found to be over-crowded and infested with mice, some Icelanders expressed their anger Friday by using eggs as weapons.

Eggs

Egg Farm is Example of Greenwashing

The Kastljós news analysis program which aired Monday night and revealed deplorable conditions at egg farms owned Brúnegg, has sparked discussion in Iceland about whether consumers can trust marketing labels.

Brúnegg hens.

Video: Deplorable Conditions at Egg Farm

Last night, the news analysis program Kastljós revealed deplorable conditions at an egg farm, which for years has been marketed as taking exceptionally good care of its hens and being environmentally friendly.

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