FAST AND BIG IS THE WAY!
Conventionally produced eggs (which I call pseudo-eggs) tell a much different story than organic eggs. Firstly, pseudo-eggs come from ‘pseudo-chickens’ which are fed and raised in the interest of our dollar, not our health. Fast and big is the way. Chickens are kept indoors in unsanitary conditions. Being territorial animals that need their space, chickens will peck each other to death in a tight space. As a solution, their beaks are snipped at birth. If you don’t believe me, these sad truths are explicitly revealed in the informative documentary, Fresh (trailer below).
When I first saw this movie, I thought I was watching a science fiction film. But unfortunately this is the ‘science fact’ that many people are not aware of.
As to not scare you away from watching the movie completely, there are some very optimistic parts to the film. There are an increasing amount of people exercising sustainable farming practices and spreading the word. Joel Salatin and Will Allen in the movie Fresh display an enthusiasm for organic farming that is both refreshing and contagious. It’s a pleasure to see!
WHAT CAN I DO?
As far as I’m concerned there are two things that you can do to both reduce inhumane conditions for animals, and protect your health. You could go to a conventional farm with a group of people and form a human chain around the coup while chanting “hell no, we wont go!” Or, you can vote with your dollar. The more we buy organic eggs, the less demand there will be for conventional. It’s as simple as that.