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Mother Earth News compared the nutrient data of USDA commercial eggs and free range eggs (not cage-free) and found that free range eggs have:

1/3 less cholesterol

1/4 saturated fat

2/3 more vitamin A

2 x's more Omega 3 fatty acids

3 x's more vitamin E 7 x's more beta-carotene

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Organic, cage-free eggs ~ REALLY?

Maybe what WE think is cage-free is not what OTHERS think is cage-free. Read more under picture at right ------------------->>>>>>

 

How GMO popcorn kills chickens . . . some stop laying . . . some die) - watch here


Chickens from China?

Our chickens are now to be shipped to China for processing & then shipped back to the US for consumption.  China has a poor food safety record.  There are NO requirements for labeling.  You won't know which chicken has been to China & which hasn't: school lunch program, chicken nuggets, chicken soup, BBQ hot wings . . .

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Reality Check #1:  Did you know that there are no requirements for the quality or amount of time spent outside for organic or free range eggs?  This means that organic eggs could actually be from hens who get basically no bugs in their diet from pecking in the ground.   If the hens don’t get to peck around in the ground for grubs and insects, the eggs they produce will have drastically reduced nutritional value – organic or not. - See more at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/why-organic-store-eggs-are-a-scam/#sthash.R3h8rRaM.dpuf

ORGANIC CAGE-FREE EGGS . . . really?

Have you been buying organic or cage-free eggs?  Then you need to read this:

1. There is no regulation for the amount of time chickens spend outside.  If they are not eating enough bugs (insects & grubs), the egg quality is compromised, whether labeled organic or free-range or both.

2. 'Organic or free-range hens' can still have their beaks cut and be forced into molting which involves starving them for 7-14 days.

3. Cage-free does not mean that the hens are outdoors or even see sunlight.  What it can include is indoor artificial lighting and cement floors.

Buying eggs labelled cage-free and/or organic does not ensure that the hens were raised in a healthy manner or that the eggs are nutrient dense.  For better tasting, more nutritous and less expensive eggs, buy local from someone you can trust.

 

Eggs are nature’s perfect food.

Food manufacturers have attempted to demonize eggs for decades as it is infinitely more profitable to convince the public to eat Egg Beaters and processed vegetable oils rather than to encourage them to consume the humble nutrient perfection that is the egg.

Even folks who see through the marketing hype against eggs that is cleverly disguised as “science” frequently get waylaid by the “free range” and “organic” labeling on egg cartons.

The truth is that buying organic or free range eggs from the supermarket or healthfood store is no guarantee that the hens providing those eggs lived a healthy life or that the eggs they provide are nutrient dense.

 

Reality Check #1:  Did you know that there are no requirements for the quality or amount of time spent outside for organic or free range eggs?  This means that organic eggs could actually be from hens who get basically no bugs in their diet from pecking in the ground.   If the hens don’t get to peck around in the ground for grubs and insects, the eggs they produce will have drastically reduced nutritional value – organic or not.

Reality Check #2: Did you know that the hens from organic or free range egg farms can still have their beaks cut and be subjected to forced molting which involves starving them for 7-14 days which can in some cases kill them?

Reality Check #3:  Eggs marked as “cage free” does not mean that the hens have access to the outdoors or even daylight!   The hens could actually be running around inside with artificial lighting on a concrete floor and the eggs still qualify as cage free!

The only way to get truly healthy eggs where you can be sure the hens are not abused is to buy local from a farmer you trust.

There is no way around this folks that I have found.  You must get off your duff and start connecting with the people in your community if you really want to source some decent eggs!

Folks in my buying club regularly tell me how shocked they are when they run out of the eggs sourced locally and buy a carton of organic eggs from the store how puny, pathetic and bland tasting they are.  They are also incredibly expensive.

Not only will you more than likely save yourself some money buying eggs locally, you will also be helping a local business remain viable and improving the nutrient density of your diet all at the same time!

Organic most definitely does not always mean better when it comes to eggs!

- See more at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/why-organic-store-eggs-are-a-scam/#sthash.R3h8rRaM.dpuf