You’re in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog last month and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you’re staring at a wall of egg cartons. They’re plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. Learn what this all means: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/12/eggs-not-always-theyre-cracked #eggs #food The Cornucopia Institute
The Cornucopia Institute report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture. http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/09/organic-egg-report-and-scorecard This report will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms. #Eggs #OrganicEggs #Scorecard #Report #Food #Farmers
The Cornucopia Institute's report, Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture, will empower consumers and wholesale buyers who want to invest their food dollars to protect hard-working family farmers that are in danger of being forced off the land by a landslide of eggs from factory farms. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/09/organic-egg-report-and-scorecard #Eggs #Poultry #Organic #Agriculture #Farmers #Farm
The rate of egg production can also be generalized by breed. Some breeds are known for being prolific egg layers, producing 4 or more eggs per week, (Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes, Hamburgs) while others lay less frequently (eg: Silkies and Seabrights).
shared via nutiva.com - The Lies behind Genetically Modified Organism (#GMO). The Atlantic recently reported on the findings of new research into the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered foods...and came to the conclusion that most of the scientific evidence regarding safety and increase yield potential do not support the claims made at all.
Key supporters say that #organic farming is no longer the idyllic image that the multi-billion dollar industry promotes: Most of what #consumers buy comes from industrialized organic farmers, indistinguishable in large measure from the #conventional #agriculture that many demonize. In many cases, #GMO farming is as sustainable or more than organic farming.