Organic, "free-range" eggs from the grocery store are all pretty good, right?
The word "organic" on the package does not guarantee that the hens had humane treatment, space to move around, or access to the outdoors. And it doesn't guarantee that the eggs are healthy for you to eat, especially if you choose to eat your eggs raw. Pretty much all the word "organic" guarantees is that the hens received organic feed.
For the disheartening details, check this excellent report from the Cornucopia Institute, which includes a scorecard naming specific organic brands.
Also check Dr. Mercola's recent posts on the subject of eggs, here and here.
Find a local farmer you trust, and buy your eggs from that farmer.
For reasons why, see my earlier post on the subject of Eggs of Known Origin.
This post is linked to from Healthy Home Economist's Monday Mania.
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