How much do you REALLY know about eggs?

Do you think you know about eggs? Then take this short quiz!

And the answers are:

Eggs purchased in a store better eggs. False. The eggs are produced from hens who are living in an extremely unhealthy environment. The eggs are washed in a chlorine solution to kill any diseases or bacteria that may be on them some of this solutions gets absorbed into the egg.

Eggs purchased in a store cost less because… The poultry farm that produced them is subsidized by the government.

The chickens who provide the eggs for the stores are treated exceptionally well. False. The chickens are kept in small cages, never see sunlight, and cannot get any exercise.

Eggs purchased from a store last longer than those purchased from a local farmer. False. Store bought eggs are shipped thousands of miles to get to the grocery store, this can take up to a week. Farm fresh eggs are usually purchased within a few days of being laid.

Farm fresh eggs are healthier for you. True. The chickens live healthier lives, get exercise, and sunlight, and are not living in such deplorable conditions that they MUST be treated with antibiotics just to keep them healthy.

You cannot tell the difference between eggs purchased from the store and those purchased from a local farmer. False. Fresh eggs are much more flavorful. The yolk of a farm fresh egg will stand up in the pan where the store bought yolk will be thin and spread out. The color of the yolk will also be different. The store bought egg yolk will be a pale yellow where the Farm fresh egg yolk will be more orange.

The chickens used to provide Farm fresh eggs are healthier than those used to produce eggs for the stores. True. The chickens live a more healthy and natural life. The chickens get exercise, sunlight, and are not crowded to the point that diseases must be prevented by the use of antibiotics.

The USDA stamp on a box of eggs is a sign the eggs are much safer than farm fresh eggs purchased locally. False. The USDA stamp on the egg carton does not signify the safety of the eggs.

The USDA stamp on a box of store bought eggs means the eggs have been inspected and certified disease free. False. The USDA stamp on the egg carton does not signify the safety of the eggs or their consumption.

The USDA stamp on a box of store bought eggs means… The eggs in the carton are the size specified on the carton and free of cracks. Yes, the stamp does not signify the safety of the eggs, only that they are sold as the size advertised on the carton.

There is no way to tell if an egg is too old to eat. False. There is the float test.

I support my local farmer by buying local Farm fresh eggs. Well, of course this should be true now that you have taken this quiz!

Most of these questions and answers were taken from Joel Salatin’s book: Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.
I highly suggest reading this book if you want to know what a lifelong farmer thinks about factory farming and the current safety and sustainability of America’s food supply. Joel sure has some crazy ideas, like people growing their own food, not using drugs to keep animals healthy in deplorable living conditions, and why it is nearly impossible to buy locally grown produce and meat in your local supermarket. It isn’t because they don’t try…

Please read the book and learn more about what is wrong with America’s food supply and what you can do to help.[/SocialMediaPageLock]

Eggs purchased in a store better eggs. False. The eggs are produced from hens who are living in an extremely unhealthy environment. The eggs are washed in a chlorine solution to kill any diseases or bacteria that may be on them some of this solutions gets absorbed into the egg.

Eggs purchased in a store cost less because… The poultry farm that produced them is subsidized by the government.

The chickens who provide the eggs for the stores are treated exceptionally well. False. The chickens are kept in small cages, never see sunlight, and cannot get any exercise.

Eggs purchased from a store last longer than those purchased from a local farmer. False. Store bought eggs are shipped thousands of miles to get to the grocery store, this can take up to a week. Farm fresh eggs are usually purchased within a few days of being lain.

Farm fresh eggs are healthier for you. True. The chickens live healthier lives, get exercise, and sunlight, and are not living in such deplorable conditions that they MUST be treated with antibiotics just to keep them healthy.

You cannot tell the difference between eggs purchased from the store and those purchased from a local farmer. False. Fresh eggs are much more flavorful. The yolk of a farm fresh egg will stand up in the pan where the store bought yolk will be thin and spread out. The color of the yolk will also be different. The store bought egg yolk will be a pale yellow where the Farm fresh egg yolk will be more orange.

The chickens used to provide Farm fresh eggs are healthier than those used to produce eggs for the stores. True. The chickens live a more healthy and natural life. The chickens get exercise, sunlight, and are not crowded to the point that diseases must be prevented by the use of antibiotics.

The USDA stamp on a box of eggs is a sign the eggs are much safer than farm fresh eggs purchased locally. False. The USDA stamp on the egg carton does not signify the safety of the eggs.

The USDA stamp on a box of store bought eggs means the eggs have been inspected and certified disease free. False. The USDA stamp on the egg carton does not signify the safety of the eggs or their consumption.

The USDA stamp on a box of store bought eggs means… The eggs in the carton are the size specified on the carton and free of cracks. Yes, the stamp does not signify the safety of the eggs, only that they are sold as the size advertised on the carton.

There is no way to tell if an egg is too old to eat. False. There is the float test.

I support my local farmer by buying local Farm fresh eggs. Well, of course this should be true now that you have taken this quiz!

Most of these questions and answers were taken from Joel Salatin’s book: Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.
I highly suggest reading this book if you want to know what a lifelong farmer thinks about factory farming and the current safety and sustainability of America’s food supply. Joel sure has some crazy ideas, like people growing their own food, not using drugs to keep animals healthy in deplorable living conditions, and why it is nearly impossible to buy locally grown produce and meat in your local supermarket. It isn’t because they don’t try…

Please read the book and learn more about what is wrong with America’s food supply and what you can do to help.