Hey Everyone! I had not a clue as to where to post this, but I thought it very interesting and wondered how many of you knew this. Now most of us, if not all of us on BYC have 'organic eggs'. I have been doing some extensive research on organic eggs at supermarkets. So most people who do not have access to fresh farm eggs will opt to pay the extra money to buy "organic" at the grocery store thinking that they are the healthier and chemical free option. Well, I really got my eye's opened wide with what I found out. Because of the regulations that the United States have in the food industry, organic eggs are washed thoroughly in chemical mixtures before they are packaged and shipped off. Now I was always told that you shouldn't wash an egg because it has a protective layer on it that prevents bacteria from entering the porous shell. With my eggs, I only wipe the messy ones off gently with a dry paper towel before I sell them. If they are exceptionally messy I save those for myself. I even have customers that ask me NOT to clean the eggs off. I'm really shocked by this and am thankful that we have the ability to have our own chickens and veggie garden to sustain those aspects of our meals. Really makes you think before you grab something at your supermarket.