Exposing the Fraud of Grocery Store Organic Eggs

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  1. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I've seen this video before.
    The USA has among the weakest rules in the world for food labeling. For example, cage free isn't what people imagine.
    We can thank lobbying and money in politics.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It is still horrible, but not as horrible as caged hen, so at least things are moving in the right direction finally.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    While you and I cringe at the way commercial enterprises raise birds, who is going to feed the billions of urbanites that can't raise their own food at a price people can afford.
    The problem is overpopulation. Commercial farming will come to the rescue to provide meat to those billions of people at ever lower cost, but we see what the effects on the birds are.
     
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  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting.
     
  6. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    However, in a test by Mother Earth, commercial chicken eggs are far less superior in nutrition. Real free range birds produce eggs that are:


    • 1⁄3 less cholesterol
    • 1⁄4 less saturated fat
    • 2⁄3 more vitamin A
    • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
    • 3 times more vitamin E
    • 7 times more beta carotene


    Commercial farming might come to provide meat to billions at a lower cost, in fact, I'm sure it will, but we are talking real nutrition. What good is commercially produced when beneficial nutrition is lower because of all the crap they are injecting into livestock these days and the crap they inject into the processed meat. Just read supermarket tags....
     
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  7. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    A "porch" for a few hundred chickens with a 2' x 2' door when you have 15,000 in the building is not, IMHO, moving in the right direction. These chicken egg "factories" are providing the "minimum" so they can keep within the "organic" guidelines and charge more, but these producers really don't care about quality, just money.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You're right on both counts.
    Walk into a Wal-mart and ask people buying eggs or chicken if they are concerned about poultry welfare and you'll get a far away stare. Of course the nutritional value of free range eggs and meat is far superior but are most people willing to pay $6 a dozen for that or are they content with blah eggs for $2.99 a dozen from Wallyworld?

    Most people have no concept of good nutrition. That's why the collective health on the planet continues to plummet.
    You're preaching to the choir when presenting this stuff to me. I've been a rabid nutrition Nazi for several decades.
     
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    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    But mention that the chicken that they are buying lived to just a mere 8 weeks old, and it was still peeping when slaughtered and they look at you in horror.
     
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  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    When I've tried to tell people that they told me they don't want to know.

    A friend that was a nurse wouldn't eat any of my eggs because she saw my chickens. She preferred grocery store eggs because she hadn't seen the source. I began to explain how they were housed and she didn't want to know.
    She just died of cancer a few months ago.
     
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