The Consumer and the Egg: Negotiating Ecolabels


Based on my master’s thesis research, I will present a quick breakdown of what consumers think the labels on specialty eggs like cage free or free range mean, and what they actually mean. This talk should be educative and inspiring for a consumer, but I will steer clear of depressing the crowd with any PETA-style shock exposure to the realities of battery caged eggs.

Michele Knaus


I am a former chef and restaurant owner, turned food advocate and educator. I have a brand spanking new Masters degree from the Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning Ed program from PSU. My work in focused on food shed education and getting people to pay attention to where their food comes from.