Egg Quest

I have read  that regular run of the mill white eggs, come from caged up chickens.  Some of these birds are beakless hens.  Their beaks are callously removed, to prevent the animals from pecking one another. In leu of this information, I take a quick run the market to purchase the “better” brown eggs.  I am feeling healthier every day…..Yes, I am.  Then I read my Rodale update from Facebook,  only to find that, any egg that is not organic, contains trace amounts of mercury. This fact is linked to what the birds eat.  Now I am pondering the  toxins I consumed in my lifetime and counting those to come.  Back to the grocery store in a state of  concern, finally I purchase the cage-free, brown, organic eggs.  Ahhhh…Now, I can safely consume my produce.   Wait, there’s that high cholesterol thing….Yeah,  how to beat that….Hmmm…Just eat the egg whites!  Egg perfection:  Organic, cage-free, brown-egg- derived, egg whites!!  Some may say that this dish may taste like air, but the benefits are worth the sacrifice.  Right?  Truthfully,  tried my best but in the end, I ate my cage-free, brown, organic eggs whole.

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7 thoughts on “Egg Quest

  1. Wow that’s actually pretty horrifying. I always think that people can’t get any worse in how they treat animals and then I learn something else. I feel like the high cholesterol thing is the least harmful. High cholesterol can be found in a lot of things. Like everything else, I think eggs should just be eaten in moderation. Organic, cage-free, brown eggs, that is.

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    1. Thanks for the input Amanda! The purpose of my post was based on my ongoing battle with healthy, cruelty free products. I think some of us are a bit obsessed with it and I found some humor in this topic. (I do eat the eggs with the yokes…Shhhhh.) I agree with the cholesterol comment.

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    1. Many thanks! Here’s a tidbit I picked up on, that you may find interesting –

      Shop smart: The Certified Humane Raised and Handled label means your eggs went through a voluntary, thorough inspection process by an independent animal-welfare group (certifiedhumane.com).

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