Green Eggs and Ham

"I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am." Thank you, Dr. Seuss . This post is actually about a new brand of free-range eggs that have a very low-carbon footprint, but who could resist the chance to quote one of our favourite childhood books. Called "Respectful Eggs", they are hatched at a farm in Lincolnshire that is powered by wind turbines and solar panels. The flocks are small with only (?) 4,000 hens (as opposed to 16,000 permitted under EU regulations). Apparently "the hens live happy lives and enjoy constant access to large grass ranges" and they are fed locally milled wheat. They will reach the supermarket with approximately half the carbon footprint of a standard free-range egg, The green eggs are being sold at Asda (owned by Wal-Mart, and Britain's cheapest supermarket) and will cost the same as regular free range eggs. The boxes are made from recycled pulp paper. :: thelondonpaper

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