Organic Egg Update – Which organic eggs are trustworthy?

Scrambled Egg Report Update

Remember our egg recall a few months ago? An important detail about the recall, is that the eggs in question all came from mass production farms or what is called big agri-egg business.

Unfortunately in the “organic” world we also have large agri-egg farms, and according to a report submitted by a pHreshLiving.com reader, some of them may be under scrutiny for reasons other than salmonella. It seems they may not be abiding by the “organic” rules, posted on an earlier report, and that the chickens may not be “free range”, meaning able to walk around and have a normal 16 week life in the outdoors. So, now we must discern between the organic eggs as well, at least until they come up with another heading, perhaps “organic eggs from organic fed (not free range) chickens”, or something like that.

A better solution overall, is simply to purchase (more…)

Eggs Recall Update 8/25/2010, The Recall & The Organic Difference

 How the recall of eggs is changing habits, the organic egg farms are booming!  While some say conventional eggs and organic eggs are the same, it’s just not true. Organic today used to be normal or the “conventional” of yesterday. One of the reasons organic eggs (see below for strict regulations on organic eggs), don’t have the same salmonella issues is because the chickens have a more natural lifestyle with much more room around them, better food, better treatment, thus better and healthier eggs! Organic is a win, win. So congratulations to the organic chicken/egg farmers, happy chickens and happy consumers!
 
 Now, over a half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. More than 1,000 people have already been sickened and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase. 

Iowa’s Hillandale Farms said Friday it was recalling more than 170 million eggs after laboratory tests confirmed salmonella. The company did not say if its action was connected to the recall by Wright County Egg, another Iowa farm that recalled 380 million eggs earlier this week. The latest recall puts the total number of potentially tainted eggs at over half a billion.       

Here are the qualifications for organic eggs.          

 

Organic Eggs Coupon

 

Organic Valley CoOp is a whole new look at eggs and an interesting website to visit – it is owned by organic family farmers from all regions in the U.S., and they are leaders in organic agriculture. If you eat eggs, I suggest you always look for their label.     

  • Organic hens must be allowed access to the outdoors, and never kept in confinement cages, providing many benefits such as better quality of life for the animal, superior animal health, and greater nutritive value in food derived from the animal.  
  • Our hens are fed only certified organic feed, grown on land not treated with synthetic fertilizers or pesticides for a minimum of three years.
  • Organic animals must not be genetically modified and cannot be fed food from genetically modified sources.
  • The USDA organic standards are the strictest food production standards in the world.
  • Certified organic farms are required to follow the strict production rules of the USDA’s National Organic Standards www.ams.usda.gov/nop  and are regularly inspected by an independent third party for compliance.

An FDA spokeswoman said the two recalls from the two source farms (more…)

Injecting cows with antibiotics may stop, FDA proposes ban.

Late July of this year, the FDA quietly proposed to “ban” injecting antibiotics into livestock destined for our dinner table (except those who are ill). That’s more than a good thing, but I pray they recognize more than antibiotics as a bad health choice for our people, and investigate the rest of the mess. Livestock is treated inhumane from their food to their enivironments, resulting in a degraded life and obviously degraded food.

Regardless of whether this measure goes through, I urge you to read and watch what Robert Kenner has revealed, and his guidance for food shopping. Previously posted in March, 2010. 

Learn How To Purchase FOOD, brought to you by Robert Kenner, Author of ‘Fast Food Nation’  View Trailer Vid as Robert does a one on one interview, you won’t regret the few minutes.

In addition, William Douglas, MD, who many of us know and the medical myth buster, has this to say about antibiotics and beef:

“So now, the FDA is proposing a complete ban on antibiotics in livestock, except to treat sick animals — and then, only administered by a veterinarian. But of course, all the FDA can do is propose and recommend… (more…)