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Old 06-05-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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organic scares people :(

I'm trying to introduce organic eggs to friends and family members and they all act like the eggs won't taste good for some reason. I tell them how the chickens more happier and free to eat and roam freely around. They all laugh... :(

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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julio, so you know, the label organic doesn't necessarily mean a happy life for the chicken. it just refers to their feed, and the non-use of anti-biotics, hormones, pesticides or herbicides.

here's one article on it: Happy eggs: "free range," "cage free," "organic"—what's the story? - Eating Right | E: The Environmental Magazine | Find Articles at BNET

lemme see if i can find the thread here at dc on it.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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how can one tell if the chicken is happy? i love eggs and i really don't feel responsible for the chicken's emotional well being. lol
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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she doesn't feel the need to cross the road every 5 minutes, i guess.

free "pitch" chickens:

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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More often than not, it's not the food, but rather the organic people that are scary. The laughter is just a defense mechanism, Julio. An industrial egg looks no different than an organic egg that you've collected from your backyard pen this morning. Ignorance is usually a hypocritical accusation. If you're humble about it, just living your life, all of your family and friends will gravitate to you, I guarantee.

Just cook 'em a breakfast of sunnyside eggs, and lovingly smile when they exclaim that they're the best eggs they've ever eaten. Only when they initiate asking you, genuinely curious, about the origin of their breakfast eggs should you give them your point of view.

To give is better than to take. To give is also better than to persuade others to take. Freedom and happiness are human ideas. Only when a chicken stops clucking can we assume that they are unhappy, feeling imprisoned, or that the tractor trailer's tires have squashed the lights out of this particularly stupid hen.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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I had a co-worker tell me that she wouldn't eat anything organic because they used animal poop for fertilizer! She said that she preferred chemicals! This is an older lady too. I asked her what she thought that they used for hundreds of years before chemicals?

I buy cage free vegetarian fed eggs. I think they taste better, and I hope that the chickens are raised better. I pay around $2.50 a dozen, I can get the others for 99 cents at ALDI but I find the others better. When I am doing heavy baking I will buy the cheaper ones.

My next step is seeking a convenient source for local cage free eggs.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
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my serious posts remain ignored, it is the way of the internet;
thankfully, my DC friends pick up on when my posts are fun.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:03 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone!

They gotta be happy chickens if they are free to run around. I got that from watching a show on tv not to long ago.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:16 AM   #9
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spork is right. sometimes being too goody goody (organic is one of 'em) makes people laugh. so instead just serve them food and let them know and taste how good it is. then start bragging that it's organic.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:21 AM   #10
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I had a co-worker tell me that she wouldn't eat anything organic because they used animal poop for fertilizer! She said that she preferred chemicals! This is an older lady too. I asked her what she thought that they used for hundreds of years before chemicals?.

The sad thing is that there are way too many people who think this way!
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