Do all of the eggs you buy look exactly the same in the carton? How could that possibly be?
When I buy eggs (which I very selectively do as part of my Lisa-tarian lifestyle), I buy them exclusively from humans that I can speak with and question at my local market … humans that I have grown to know, and trust … those who smile when you are discerning and ask questions, and who pride themselves on what they bring to market, and to your table. Eggs can be super nourishing. But…
NOT ALL EGGS ARE CREATED EQUAL
First things to note … the “kind” eggs sold at market are not each stamped with that red lot/batch number. They are not all of the same size, and/or do not necessarily have the same coloured shell.
Conventional eggs from the grocery store often contain antibiotics. Antibiotics and arsenic used in chicken feed can linger in a chicken’s eggs for days. Also, what are the chickens eating? Soy, corn, grains? Conventional feed or organic? What does organic mean? Even when you buy certified organic eggs, there is no requirement for the amount of time a chicken gets to spend outside or the quality of what they eat. Some say that eggs from caged hens are actually the cruelest factory farmed product. And unfortunately, “free-roaming” and “cage-free” labels mean very little in terms of animal welfare too.