genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Nov 22 10:27:17 EST 2008
For those who must buy eggs, this appears to be a thorough and
straightforward explanation of the myriad labeling claims now found on
Sorting Through the Claims of the Boastful Egg
By CATHERINE PRICE
Published: September 16, 2008
IT used to be, an egg was an egg.
Now they can be cage free and free range, vegetarian and omega-3
fortified, organic, “certified humane” or “American humane certified.”
The incredible, edible egg is becoming unintelligible.
Some claims on egg cartons are regulated by the federal government,
some by the states and some not at all. Some affect consumers’ health,
some touch upon ethics and some are meaningless.
All purport to describe how the hens were raised, or what they were
fed, or what extra benefits their eggs might provide.
So, what do these terms mean?
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