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Episode from the podcastSpend It Like You Mean It

The Incredibly Confusing Egg

Released Wednesday, 21st November 2018
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The U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs per year. Do we really know what all those labels mean? Let's do a deep dive and see if I can convince you that there really is something special about those specially-labeled eggs.
Music credit: BehrMusic on Fiverr

Useful links and resources used include:

History of Egg Production
https://www.aeb.org/farmers-and-marketers/history-…

About the US Egg Industry
https://www.aeb.org/farmers-and-marketers/industry…

Egg Labels defined
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutri…

Are cage-free eggs more nutritious?
https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/nutrition/a…

Are home-raised chickens' eggs really healthier?
https://www.health.com/nutrition/farm-fresh-eggs-h…

Housing vs Feed Intake, a study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC49908…

What the rise of cage-free eggs means for chickens
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/06/27/19…

Pete and Gerrys Organic Eggs
https://www.peteandgerrys.com

Happy Egg Co
https://happyegg.co

Industrial vs Family Farms Comparison
http://www.beyondfactoryfarming.org/get-informed/i…

Fact-Check: Corporate vs. Family Farms
https://www.farmpolicyfacts.org/2016/12/fact-check…

Backyard Chickens: Expanding our Understanding of Harm
https://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-welfare/backy…

Horrific Conditions of Hens...
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ch…

Egg-sessive? Large eggs...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1161370…

How Egg Farms will stop killing millions of male chicks
https://www.wired.com/2016/06/egg-farms-will-stop-…