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Friday, August 20, 2010

Egg Recall... Are you extra cautious?

So we've all heard about the egg recall. It's been all over the news, and it's surely making many extra cautious when buying more eggs. There is a long list of egg brands that were effected, here is a link to more information about the Egg recall:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20100819/sc_ygreen/massiveeggrecallhowtocheckyourcartonforrecalledeggs


So what do I do? My family loves eggs?
The best advice I can give, is to go to your local farmer's market. Many farmer's markets offer fresh, local eggs from range hens. Make sure to ask questions to find out the way the laying hens are raised. The best conditions for laying hens are in a free range setting where they get plenty of sunlight and natural feed. Plus make sure that no antibiotics or growth hormones are given to them. Yes, local  free range eggs will be a more expensive, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Plus, think of how much more nutritious they are.

You can find a local farmer's market by searching here:
http://www.localharvest.org/
Over the years, I've learned about eggs, and the horrible conditions of laying hens. Especially from companies that sell mass produced eggs, it's truly inhumane. Here is a link to more information...it is the sad truth of mass produced laying hens. Be careful though if you choose to follow the link, it is incredibly sad, but the more we know, the more we can change the future of our food: http://www.vegsoc.org/info/laying.html
Honestly though, after I saw the living conditions of the laying hens, it's no surprise that there was a recall. And if you still want to see more, check out Youtube, they have plenty of videos about the living conditions. This is why I feel buying from a local farmer is so important. They are able to give the hens a much better life.

Just know: You CAN make a difference. Everytime you make a purchase, you are voting. We can change the future of food for the better. So on Saturday, head to your local farmer's market in search of good quality eggs, from hens that were raised humanely;)

1 comment:

  1. I did not know you had a blog... YEAH luv Gigi

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