What are the best eggs? Egg crackdown (CBC Marketplace)


>>This is “Marketplace.” The ultimate egg crackdown.>>When we’re buying ethical eggs, are we getting what we’re paying for?>>So many choices. What makes a better egg?>>So it depends how they were raised and how they were hatched.>>Caged or cage-free.>>If a chicken’s not happy, it won’t lay an egg.>>I honestly don’t care much about the treatment of chickens.>>What’s more nutritious, what’s best for the chicken and what tastes best?>>It makes me think of sunshine.>>This is your “Marketplace.” (♪♪) We’re about to get cracking.>>Welcome.>>Thank you so much.>>Putting one of your favourite foods to the test.>>What do you like about eggs?>>They have good protein. [ Laughing ]>>They go well with bacon.>>Asha: Cooking up a storm? Chef John Lee. He’s a restaurant owner and George Brown College instructor.>>I try and balance I think what my palate wants to taste, and there we have it, versus what my mind wants to taste.>>Asha: Do you like it fluffy or do you like it more soggy?>>Any way John’s cooking it. [ Laughing ]>>That’s the right answer.>>Asha: Our testers have no labels to read, though you will soon. No idea of what brand they’re tasting.>>This looks lighter.>>So it depends how they were raised and how they were hatched.>>Asha: On the menu today, conventional, free-run, organic free range and pastured.>>Depending on budget. Do we want to spend that much money on organic this or cruelty-free that, how far does your morality extend towards your economic reality?>>Asha: Good question. What guides our choices when buying our eggs?>>Cost, price, definitely. It’s first thing that I really consider when I’m buying eggs.>>Asha: Cost is key for mom Cindy.>>Why is that important to you?>>Because there are a lot of things that you can’t cut costs on like kids’ after-school activities and that type of thing but food and groceries are one thing that I think that you can.>>Asha: And that’s why Cindy buys conventional, the cheapest and most popular from caged birds.>>Always start at the end. Shall we try some? What do you think? All right. Asha, you’re a wonderful help. Thank you.>>Asha: First up, the top sellers. Burnbrae and Gray Ridge.>>I grew up on an egg farm and the consistency of the eggs, it’s always different, for every farm.>>Asha: Who knew. Burnbrae’s not off to a good start.>>It’s very bland. Very bland. Yes.>>Asha: How about Gray Ridge?>>Gorgeous, brilliant colour. It makes me think of sunshine.>>Asha: Sunshine? Sounds idyllic. But –>>With the cheapest ones, my worry is that they’re being raised in a way that’s most cost effective and probably caring least about the well-being and the health of the animals.>>Asha: You’ve probably heard about concerns like Catherine’s. In campaigns like this. Animal rights activists have been battling against conventional battery cages for years. They say cage-free is the only way to go. And encourage us to make guilt-free choices.>>Buy me.>>Asha: When we’re in the grocery store.>>Buy me.>>I’m certified organic.>>Who cares. I’m a buck cheaper.>>Asha: But are conventional cages all that bad? (♪♪) I’m heading to southwestern Ontario to a source of conventional eggs.>>We’re going to disinfect the bottom of your boots before we go in.>>Asha: Dan Veldman has been an egg farmer for almost 20 years.>>Asha: Now the suit.>>There you go.>>Asha: A surprise guest, the general manager from Egg Farmers of Ontario.>>That’s not too bad.>>Asha: I’m suited up to protect the birds from disease like avian flu.>>How’s this for a fashion statement?>>Asha: Tagging along, too, the Association’s P.R. guy.>>We’re going to head over to barn two.>>Asha: Each conventional or battery cage barn has 20,000 birds.>>Wow, that’s a huge operation.>>Well, it is. It’s a family farm.>>Asha: Family farm? Some might call it a factory farm.>>This system is about keeping eggs separated but yet still having speed so you can get the collection done.>>Asha: His collection goes to Gray Ridge, one of Canada’s biggest sellers. So how many birds in a cage?>>These have six. And you can notice as we, with the light of the camera, they get a little bit restless.>>Asha: And when it comes to cages like these, there’s trouble at the henhouse. (♪♪) The European Union banned battery cages in 1999. Scientists have seen abnormal behaviour in birds. Farmers had 12 years to get rid of them. Other countries have followed suit. But Canada? (♪♪) Battery cages like Dan’s could be around for another 20 years. And Dan says that’s okay.>>The activists tell us that you know, they’re going to live in deplorable filth for 20 years. They’re not. They’re well cared for. There’s a farmer on the farm.>>Asha: Still, it’s cramped quarters. Look at how the hen’s head touches the manure belt. But to Dan –>>It’s economical. As you can notice, the hens are well feathered. It keeps a very clean egg.>>Asha: Their whole life is spent caged.>>They’re singing and they’re eating. That means a lot to what’s going on in your barn, to the environment, to the hen health. (♪♪)>>Asha: But it’s the kind of life that taster Catherine questions.>>When you go to the grocery store, do you seek that out?>>Yes, I look for something that looks like it’s not factory farmed. Buying free-run organic eggs, it’s really expensive so I don’t want to make light of that, but battery caged hens have horrible lives.>>Asha: Lorraine Johnson’s written “City Farmer”, and argues the case for backyard chickens. They can be a great source of eggs. (♪♪) To Lorraine, every hen in a backyard is one less in a factory. I first met her late last summer.>>Hi, Lorraine.>>Hi.>>Asha: Ever thought of raising your own backyard hens? For amateurs like me –>>Oh! Oh jeez I scared them.>>Asha: — it’s not easy.>>I have done my fair share of chicken chasing. Try not to get them really freaked out or stressed.>>Do you have any tricks?>>Getting them comfortable and familiar with you and the way to do that is like with any animal through food.>>Asha: It’s as if she’s a chicken whisperer.>>This is home, she knows it’s a safe place.>>Asha: They’re curious creatures.>>Keep their lives as interesting as possible.>>Asha: Lorraine says birds can have a better life when they’re not confined to a space the size of this square. Outdoors, they do what comes naturally. Peck, sunbathe, scratch, and stretch.>>If the animal hasn’t been treated well, you’re eating that inside that’s in the animal.>>I don’t think the chickens are unhappy in a cage at all.>>Why do you say that?>>Because if you go in a barn, and you see them there, the birds are happy. That’s it.>>How do you know that?>>If a chicken’s not happy, it won’t lay an egg. That’s it.>>There are all kinds of ways that they can breed hens to be basically industrial products. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re happy. It means they’re basically a machine.>>I honestly don’t care much about the treatment of chickens, I’m probably the only person here who’s going to say that.>>That was a debate. Whoa, just all of a sudden everything got –>>Good job selecting people. [ Laughing ] (♪♪)>>Asha: A more ethical egg?>>This is the future.>>Asha: And we get cracking with cage-free.>>They’re getting their money’s worth.>>Asha: Do you taste the difference?>>Asha: “Marketplace,” laying out your options one egg at a time.>>Yeah that’s right. You hear the sound cracking. Yeah, yeah.>>Asha: We’re getting cracking. Taste testing scrambled eggs. When it comes to our conscience and our wallets, what’s best for the cluckers? What’s best for you? Do you taste the difference?>>Oh, yeah, immediately.>>Asha: They don’t know it yet but our tasters are trying eggs from hens on grass.>>It was much stronger than I noticed with the other eggs were. The smell.>>The aroma.>>The aroma, yeah.>>Asha: This carton costs almost twice as much as caged. Any clue what type of egg this might be?>>Terrible.>>Asha: Will our ethical eggspert guess right?>>I guess conventional myself.>>Asha: Yikes. Remember, this test is blind but even with labels, dietician Christy Brissette says it’s a guessing game.>>There’s so many different terms out there, are they natural, are they free range, free run, does it have to be organic and paying more, are you actually getting what you’re paying for?>>Yeah, that’s always the question.>>A huge question. (♪♪)>>Asha: “Marketplace” viewer Catherine Heard is trying to answer that question.>>I’ve been trying to make a balance between buying eggs that are affordable but also buying ones that are ethical. Nestlaid from hens raised in enriched colony housing.>>Asha: Nestlaid, enriched? This brand costs about 50 cents more than conventional. Is it worth the extra coin? Catherine wants to see firsthand.>>Do you have any farms where I could visit to see how they’re raised?>>No.>>No, so there’s no way I could tour a farm?>>No.>>Asha: She’s told to go online for a virtual tour.>>So this is the enriched colony that is designed to give birds more space to move around.>>Asha: Sounds better than conventional battery cages.>>They’re pretty close together.>>Asha: Catherine can’t get in. But we can.>>We’re transitioning over to barn three.>>Asha: I’m back with Dan Veldman.>>We control their lighting, and uh…>>Control their lighting.>>Asha: Mood lighting.>>Yeah, mood lighting.>>Asha: One of his barns has enriched housing.>>This was one of the first barns in Ontario to have enriched housing.>>Asha: Okay. Seems like it’s just a bigger cage.>>Put the camera here, you know the birds are a little bit nervous.>>Asha: So how’s is it different from conventional?>>These colonies here, there will be about 30, and we get double the square inches.>>Asha: More room and far less birds than his conventional barn. It looks like they’re in line waiting — scratching.>>Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.>>Asha: Each colony has a scratch pad. And perches.>>Science has told us the birds want to be in private, they want to be in a little dark box to lay their eggs.>>Asha: Hey, no peeking.>>They’re getting all ruffled up.>>Yeah, they are.>>Hey babes.>>Asha: If I was going into a grocery store, how would I know that my eggs are coming from enriched?>>Yeah, so it will either say enriched colony, enriched coop, nestlaid. The sales on them isn’t high yet. It will come. (♪♪)>>Here we go.>>Asha: We have a huge appetite for eggs. Spending about 2 billion on them a year.>>Can we have something that’s commercially viable but also ethically acceptable and that’s kind of the middle ground that people are looking for now in terms of large-scale production.>>Asha: The egg industry’s answer to that? Enriched cages like Dan’s. And whether you think they’re a reasonable compromise, they’re the future.>>This system to me is going to be you know, what I’d like to call maybe the gold standard.>>Asha: A gold standard supported by the egg farmers of Canada.>>The balance, you know, between the animal welfare, you know, workers’ safety.>>Asha: Most farmers have battery cages. They’ll have until 2036 to get rid of them.>>You don’t do this overnight. It has to be a transition that we can perfect and that we can make — we don’t want to make mistakes.>>Asha: But why not go cage-free? In Canada, some of the largest fast food chains say they’re making the switch in the next ten years.>>There is a greater demand. Restaurants like McDonald’s and Tim Hortons committing to cage-free.>>I’m going to wait and see how that plays out yet. I mean, when the consumers go to a grocery store, 90% of them buy a conventional egg. I want to produce what the consumer wants.>>Asha: But caged eggs aren’t what Catherine wants. Back on her virtual tour, she’s trying to get to the bottom of free run. No cages here. The hens live in a barn.>>They still look really mechanized and the barns are huge.>>Asha: How about free range, it’s barn life as well but hens have access to the outdoors. In theory.>>It was a huge outdoor run but there were almost no chickens it.>>Asha: It’s up for interpretation from farm-to-farm. Take this one. The site claims birds prefer the comfort of their barn. (♪♪) Say what? Birds don’t want to go outside?>>Ready?>>Yes, sure, let’s do it.>>Asha: This means free range at Marte Pronk’s farm. He’s part of a farmer-owned cooperative, Organic Meadows. Their label claim eggs from hens on pasture. It’s Old McDonald style here and the only cage these hens have is a fence.>>They’re pecking at something new. [ laughing ] They’re curious.>>Yes.>>Asha: They are just loving my boots. Until it’s cold, his hens get to roam.>>Fresh air, sunshine, that does a lot of good to an animal. It’s December. So grass isn’t growing and that’s why it looks rough like this, but look, they’re still happy to pick and scratch.>>Asha: Marte admits his type of farming takes more work.>>Sometimes you will see one hen that is being chased.>>Asha: Birds also peck. Sometimes Marte’s got to play referee. Organic feed is more expensive. So this is it. And hand gathering eggs takes effort.>>So this is the nesting box where the hens lay their eggs.>>Asha: The cost? A pricier egg. Over $4 more than caged.>>Not everyone can afford your eggs.>>I know. But I think the consumer can feel confident that what they’re buying, they’re getting their money’s worth. I honestly do.>>All right.>>This is our final sample.>>Let’s keep going.>>Do it, come on.>>Asha: Our tasters are getting Organic Meadows a whirl.>>Don’t forget about me.>>Asha: I would never. Never. It’s gorgeous, it’s really nice.>>If anyone doesn’t want this, it’s okay. [ Laughing ]>>That is really delicious. It has like a –>>I’m actually really enjoying this.>>Really delicious all right.>>Oh!>>Oh sorry.>>My guess would be organic. But I also know it can depend on what the hens are eating.>>Asha: She’s right. A hen’s diet can affect taste. How about nutrition? We sent our samples for lab testing. And there’s a difference. A big one. So who’s at the top of the pecking order? Organic Meadows. When it comes to hens on pasture, other studies show similar results. Are you ready to hear the results?>>Sure. Yeah. Go ahead.>>Asha: Okay. Well, nutritionally speaking, Organic Meadow did the best.>>Really? That’s good. And I don’t want to seem surprised, but I’m pleasantly surprised. We must be doing something right.>>Asha: The areas it did well in, Vitamin “E”, it had three to five times more than other eggs. There were twice as much Omega 3s. Vitamin “A” as well. And Vitamin “D” was much higher.>>Yeah, no, that’s nice to hear, so anyway. I’m passionate a little bit.>>Asha: Marte says it’s a testament to his approach.>>It’s good that people appreciate that. (♪♪)>>Asha: Find out how your favourite brand stacks up.>>Time to crack open the truth.>>Totally shocked and humiliated.>>That was my favourite.>>Asha: What do you want for breakfast? Tell us which eggs you want on your plate at cbc.ca/marketplace.>>Asha: “Marketplace,” giving your breakfast an egg up.>>Here you go.>>Wow. [ Laughing ]>>I want more for me.>>I can tell, all right.>>Asha: Six samples of eggs from different farming methods.>>It’s good. It’s not my favourite.>>Asha: Can our tasters figure out who’s laid their favourites?>>Lorraine?>>I’m really enjoying this Sample “F”. I think it’s very good.>>She said Sample “F” like she knows something.>>No, no, I don’t know, and I’m terrified. [ Laughing ]>>I can’t wait, honestly, till you guys find out what it actually is because of course I have my own speculations.>>Asha: Time to crack open the truth. Are you ready?>>Ready.>>Asha: Show of hands, you can only choose one. Sample “A”. (♪♪) Not one. Enough said. Whoa, that’s Burnbrae’s Conventional. You made a face there, why?>>Because that’s what I buy.>>Asha: Did you guess that one?>>I knew that right away.>>Asha: Moving on. Sample “B.” Rob? (♪♪) It’s Gray Ridge free run, also a bust. Next up, Small Flock’s Delight, pricier than the first two and also not popular.>>Sample “C.”>>Wow.>>You say “wow.” Why?>>Because I was pretty sure it was conventional, and I actually get the Small Flock every now and again.>>Time of year plays a huge difference, too. Because summertime, the hens are out and about enjoying life, eating insects, eating grasses, and that affects the flavour and the colour.>>Asha: The kids like Burnbrae Organic but a majority prefer Sample “D,” Gray Ridge conventional.>>Sample “D.” Wow. One, two, three, four. You liked Sample “D,” right?>>That was my favourite.>>That was my favourite, too.>>Oh my.>>Oh, my goodness, yeah.>>Asha: It’s a tie between Gray Ridge conventional and Organic Meadow.>>I’m totally shocked and humiliated and all that stuff.>>What, why?>>Well, because I know when I have hens in my own backyard, I am convinced that I can tell the difference, like so strongly. I was so sure. Like I would have put money on it thinking, hey, this is a happy hen, I’m eating the egg of a happy hen and I was so certain, and I couldn’t taste it.>>Catherine, what do you think?>>My top pick was the Organic Meadow. I think given the ethical issues, I would probably still buy organic but I didn’t find a huge range of difference.>>Morally, we all have that choice, but some people don’t have that choice financially.>>Absolutely, you got it.>>The kids certainly picked the organic as their first choice which I found was interesting but they’re not buying the groceries yet.>>Better get a paper route. Just saying. [ Laughing ]>>Asha: What will our taste testers think of our nutritional results? Ready for the big reveal? Sample “F.” Sample “F” is Organic Meadow. While all the brands met their label claims, nutritionally, Organic Meadow eggs came out on top. Dietician Christy Brissette analyzed our results.>>So the fat profile of the egg is healthier and vitamins like Vitamin “D” that are fat soluble that you find in the yolk, they were a lot higher in the organic sample, same thing with Vitamin “A” and Vitamin “E”.”>>Asha: Will these results make a difference the next time they shop? Not for Hank. He chose Gray Ridge conventional.>>It has all the qualities that I need to be comfortable in eating it.>>Asha: So it doesn’t change your mind?>>No, not really.>>Asha: Catherine, what are your thoughts?>>I think it’s really reassuring to know that, you know, with along with the flavour goes better nutrition as well. I mean, then it sounds really like it is worth paying that little bit extra.>>Very informative, a lot to digest. I learned a lot today about eggs. It will make me think twice.>>How do you feel now that you’ve finished the taste test eggstravaganza? Whoa, so much quieter. I think they’re ready to sleep.>>It’s a lot of rich food.>>Everyone go home and eat a salad.>>Yes.>>From the dietician’s mouth.>>Asha: Shocking cellphone bills.>>$1,700, I mean, that’s crazy.>>Asha: What your kids are allowed to get away with.>>The data.>>To data.>>I’m going to accept to continue to go with my data.>>Is that troubling to see that teens can do this?>>I certainly wouldn’t want my teens doing it.>>Asha: Just how much can they rack up on your account?>>You’re a teenager of course you’re going to say yes. (♪♪)

100 Replies to “What are the best eggs? Egg crackdown (CBC Marketplace)”

  1. Can’t believe this! chickens in cramped cages. This is not normal…
    Confinement, no fresh air, not being allowed to do what they were intended
    To do. They are NOT healthy, despite what people who raise them this way
    mouth about how they are doing everything right. Don’t want a chicken or an egg from
    One raised this way. When did it come to pure profit and no consciousness about
    Or connection to understanding this animal’s need, and Being greeting and convincing yourself that this is safe
    For consumers? Shame on you! The honest ones will prevail in the end…you’re
    Cheating will come back to bite you. Remember the saying that honesty
    Is the best policy. I wouldn’t want to meet my maker and pretend that I did the best I can
    And knowing, I did NOT!

  2. These birds in the cage can’t get sunshine ☀️, very bad for birds, poor birds. Definitely eggs from birds with sunshine taste better than those birds without sunshine ☀️.

  3. Please give up right information about mutual funds and govt bonds because lots of people don't know who to give up really benefit.
    Please investigate all over terms and conditions.

  4. The battery cages are cruel. That is the long and short of it. Canada is usually progressive, but it has fallen down here. I wish that the public had more feeling about this issue and the idea that farmers should put out an excellent product for public consumption, as well as making it affordable. It shouldn't be a choice of one or the other.

  5. Every one of those chickens look very sickly,your best bet is to purchase from a small farm or private. The organic guy at the end is making a good profit and his girls look happy and healthy. I sell my eggs at 4 to 5 $ a dozen and my eggs are orange in the middle and have a much better taste and my girls run free ,but I only have 14 hens and 1 rooster ..

  6. I always buy Organic meadow milk , cream, but I've never seen Organic Meadow eggs in any store. About eggs, I try to buy the best I can find. And The big difference I could put my finger on was with Easter coloured eggs. One year I couldn't get to any of the stores, and I thing I bought the eggs from a regular supermarket, and they were cheap eggs. That eggs did get spoiled in a couple of days, while better eggs perform well for at least a week.

  7. Its crazy how the chickens in the close quarters cage look healthier then the "Enriched Colony"….

  8. Foolish that the public can't tour a farm ( What do they have to hide/! ) Ohh! But the media can… But when they disparage you're brand…You're crying wolf! Please Stop. If you're confident in what you do…The public…Should be allowed to see…What it is you do. :(((((

  9. Congratulations to Organic Meadows for making a huge impact and difference…The public appreciates you! :)))

  10. Congratulations Marty ! Your hard work makes a difference, when your feeding the public and have a conscience….knowing your providing better nutrition while treating the animals better..Well I’ll pay more ! Let something else go.

  11. Great video, thank you so much !
    I'm not quite understand why conventional chicken has less vitamins.
    Honestly I don't trust for that, in taste I agree but for vitamins I doubted,
    please correct me if I not right.
    I agree that chicken males is a must for quality.
    Thanks.
    👍and subscribed.

  12. I want eggs from a chicken that was harassed, chased, beaten and generally mistreated. Where can I get those? lol

  13. Those cages look like my apartment in Mississauga. I can understand the pain those chickens are going through LOL

  14. i do not eat eggs…but if i bought an egg..it would be the meadows…free range are great for your lawn and grass, flowers, they eat the bugs organically…NOISY!!!!!!, forget TV, phone use. i think the meadows man cried in the end…so proud of his product…good for him in his life on earth…good values

  15. I was hoping to find out if brown eggs were healthier than white one's. The taste test seemed to be all brown eggs. The interesting thing I just noticed: why is the caged chickens all white? Lack of sunlight? Or stress? Plumage was noticeably absent as well.

  16. the guy with the long beard says he doesnt really care about the treatment of the chickens, what a nice guy…….not.

  17. Im not a rich person and so I need to save money. However, paying a higher price for eggs from chickens that are treated ethically is ok by me, though there is a limit to everything. In the end, what I have had to do is buy eggs less often which makes me appreciate them more when I do buy them. That's acceptable for me for now because that also equals less waste.

  18. How far does my morality extend?

    As far as u can afford…ur disposable income drives that bus…

    And no…i've not bought the lie of cage free…organic..being the best.

  19. These people are morons. They imagine themselves living in a cage and think that applies to a chicken. Chickens don't think like humans; in fact, it's a stretch to call the neural activity in their pea brains "thought" at all. They don't sit there contemplating their lot in life. They don't daydream about some ideal alternative life they wish they were living. If they aren't hungry, in fear, or in pain, they are content.

  20. I wouldn’t mind paying 8 bucks for the real cage free that had the best nutrition thats still much cheaper than even cheap junk food

  21. Interesting, although the testing procedure was more like a game and not done properly. But obviously, organic produce is nutritionally superior and scientifically healthier than factory-farm produce. I recall as a child that chickens egg yolks were always pale yellow, and remember the controversy about it. Some time later, after egg yolks were a bright golden yellow colour, it was disclosed that chicken farmers were adding a yellow colour agent to the chickens feed. Such is the nature of corrupt conventional farming.

  22. So CBC Marketplace is always like 80% good then they drop the ball because they don't have any science-based specialists with them. A nutritionist is nowhere close to what you need. In this you should've got an ornitholigist and a food scientist, and especially stress the fact that "organic" means nothing. This was all about what was fed to the chickens, and that was not even mentioned.

  23. What is it with Canadian men and crying? I saw one crying over a house he didn’t get in a different episode of Market Place and now a farmer crying over his eggs!! 😂

  24. Look how much healthier the free range chickens are. Their feathers aren't balding or plucked out and they look so much healthier. Home raised chicken eggs that are fresh are so much better tasting!

  25. I have 6 chickens on my property in my back yard that free roam my garden and go back in the hen house at night and takes nearly no time to keep them happy and healthy and I get 6 eggs a day a, people should just keep a few chickens themselves at home, problem solved. Chickens need room to roam and scratch , stretch their wings and perch. Chickens don’t belong in tiny cages their whole lives, you wouldn’t keep a dog or cat in a cage barely big enough for their whole lives

  26. I have chickens. I raise them on organic feeds and they free range my 20 acre farm eating anything they find interesting. My eggs have yolks that are deep yellow to orangish and not the anemic looking lemon yellow yolks I find in the supermarket eggs. That's nutrition and because they eat better quality things. My organic feed is very expensive since it has real ingredients and none of the stuff most commercial feeds have like ground up dead chickens and other nasty stuff. Notice the hens in the cages, even the advanced or enhanced ones, and see their Bazooka Joe bubble gum sickly looking pink color combs and wattles compared to the free range organic chickens with their red combs. Notice the condition of the feathers in the caged birds compared to the others. Even in the larger cages they are all either damaged or missing. That's not a sign of health. Notice the freerange birds eyes how clear and clean they look compared to production birds? The comment they prefer to be in the barn is crazy. Birds naturally are curious and like being in open spaces as long as they feel safe. When I open my coop in the morning they run out the door to see what's extra for breakfast. When I used to feed commercial feeds years ago the hens did ok as they were supplemented by the things they ate outdoors. When I started using a quality organic feed egg production went up 25-30%, their feathers were smoother and looked better and they were more active. I'm convinced organic freerange is the way to go for eggs and meat chickens. Yes they cost more but this is something you consume. Isn't it worth it to eat better? You are what you eat!

  27. If you can't afford to buy organic, stop eating eggs. It's not that hard to do. Millions have already done it. This is the way of the future. Apart from the taste and nutrition, eating conventional eggs much like eating conventionally grown anything comes with a huge price when it comes to your health. Choose wisely, pay now, or pay later.

  28. Chickens do not experience happiness. If they have food, water and regulated temperature, they have no other needs. If you observe a lot of chickens, they are all free ranging, each one aching as if they were the only chicken in town. Chickens do not socialize, neither do they want to. My parents were chicken farmers.

  29. I have to eat only eggs. About 5000 a year. And my issue is in shelf life and repacking. As many eggs have gone passed their shelf life into repackaging. Also how they treat them in washing them. Do not know why but use to see eggs go green before being grey or rotten. As I see lots of rotten eggs from stores that do not sell many. Where they can be repackaged three times. And not one by one. As it is usually only one or two per dozen. When they all should turn at the same time.

  30. I am a big fan of this show (not Canadian) but the way they get their data is not the most accurate method. Still enjoy this show though.

  31. I wonder how happy that farmer would be in a cage?
    I would be happy to see him in a cage, this is so very wrong.
    DNA remembers stress and this is very upsetting.
    I bet he wouldn't raise them in a cage if it cost more to do, lazy fsfkajsldjasld asd holes.

  32. garden hens are fine, it's the rooster that's the problem for the neighbors. if that bugger crows one more time, i'm going to have rooster for dinner, but without the rooster they won't lay. they should have, rent a rooster. job done by rooster. they do it with bulls

  33. freerange, need a cocker spaniel or collie, to round them up in the evening, and to deter foxes and other predators

  34. Liquid flesh , why would you eat something that comes from a chickens period . Disgusting if you think about it .

  35. I have never seen what’s so darn great about eggs lol I’d like them they stink look like boogys lol 😂 but soooo many ppl love them 😐🤷‍♀️ what’s wrong with me lol

  36. So what do they feed organic chickens? Seemingly the eat the grass outside so the cost on feed is less than that of caged birds who only eat birdfeed. So , why are organic eggs expensive by margin of 4 dollars?

  37. Sad what these farmers do to the animals. Vegan is the way to go. Imagine seeing a human slave and say " well they're happy being a slave! They go to work and smile sometimes!" Wow

  38. This 'chef' is also passed off as a random passerby on the oj segment! You can tell by the silver ring on his left hand! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e4CEm9yybo

  39. There is no real reason for the cage-free eggs to cost more. On top of that, my own eggs are so beautiful no egg bought anywhere else has ever beat them. The yolks are almost orange.

  40. 12:27 – "Most farmers have battery cages. They'll have until 2036 to get rid of them" – in my opinion that is too long a time to wait. It shouldn't take 20 years to implement a change like that.

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