Ah, the never-ending debate about eggs – are you a commercial type of person or an organic type of person. What, you thought we were going to debate about the whole ‘what came first’ thing? Not this time, that’s a whole new story.
What’s the #1 mistake humanity has been doing for the past few thousand years? Genetical modification. Believe it or not, people have been genetically modifying food for thousands of years. Did you think the watermelon was tasty by accident? Get over yourself.
In order to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for food (even though there’s more than plenty of it), governments give funds to scientists so they could make food grow faster – and end our lives faster as well. That’s the story of this article – can you tell the difference between the eggs?
Before you get to choosing, there are a few things we need to go over. You know, to bring you up to speed.
What are commercial eggs?
This one sort of explains itself. Commercial eggs come from commercial hens that are kept in cages. Of course, they are fed commercial grain, which is cheaper than organic.
What are organic eggs?
As you might have already assumed, organic eggs come from organic hens. These hens run around the farms free, eating a variety of nutritious foods that has no GMOs in it – that’s the main reason they’re considered organic. All humans do is collect the eggs. And charge them more because they’re organic.
The main difference between the eggs is color
Nevertheless, a hen fed with GMO food will not pass the GMOs onto the egg, so if you do end up eating an egg from a GMO hen, you won’t be consuming GMOs.
So, why the different color?
Tu put it in laymen terms, the egg is a reflection of the hen’s health. Commercial hens are bred just to lay eggs, not to enrich their quality of life. These hens are alive for one reason alone – giving us food. From the moment they stop laying eggs, they become meat.
The same thing will eventually happen to an organic hen, but they are much healthier and have a much longer lifespan laying eggs. Despite the fact that there are no GMOs in eggs, they aren’t that healthy for you.
The math is simple, if the commercial hen isn’t getting any nutrients, neither is the egg. Organic eggs come from hens that eat healthy food, which means that eggs have healthy nutrients.
So, how do you differentiate those eggs?
First of all, try your best to buy them at an organic-food market. And if you do buy them at the store, make sure you chose the ones with the darker shell.
Also, if the yolk isn’t orange, don’t eat it. Pale yellow yolk means it comes from commercial hens. Of course, that’s not all of it, but it’s the basic knowledge you need to have.
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