Deconstructing the Egg Carton

Sometimes it is easy to see why people just throw up their hands and ignore issues of the health and ethics of food choices. Take the egg. Please.

Catherine Price writes in the New York Times about the different labels that one has to slog through when deciding on an egg, starting with grade and size, then going through cage free, free range, pasture raised, American Humane Certified, Organic, Vegetarian Fed, No Hormones, and No antibiotics. Oh, and don't forget the Omega 3!

There are even more in the ::New York Times
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Tags: Agriculture | Ethical | Food Safety