INTERESTING FACTS

Where Your Eggs R Coming From:
If the label says:

  • Animal Welfare ApprovedAmerican Humane Certified, or Certified Humane – eggs came from farms independently certified by animal welfare nonprofits (note: the latter two do allow beak-cutting).
  • Cage Free – not regulated, but it usually means producers keep hens uncaged in barns or warehouses (though often there’s no outdoor access).
  • Free Range – typically means the hens are uncaged and have outdoor access – but nobody checks on the amount or duration.
  • Natural – the USDA says Natural food products can’t contain “any artificial or synthetic ingredients, and it must be minimally processed” – vague enough that it could apply to just about any egg.
  • Organic – third-party-audited label that means the hens are uncaged and have access to the outdoors, and get a diet of organic, vegetarian feed without any antibiotics (beak-cutting and forced molting are permitted).
  • Pasture Raised – unregulated, but typically birds raised this way have the chance to go outdoors and eat an organic diet.
  • United Egg Producers Certified – producers can restrict hens to small cages and beak-cutting is allowed (but forced molting isn’t).
  • No Label – the hens were probably raised in a factory farm; if a company can make a claim, it usually will.

  • A new film, HOME, wants to change all that. Featuring unique footage from Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the film captures the landscapes of 54 countries from above to show us firsthand “the Earth’s treasures we are destroying and all the wonders we can still preserve.”
  • According to eminent Harvard ecologist and ant expert, E.O. Wilson, he told David Suzuki that if humans disappeared overnight from the earth only a handful of organisms would also go extinct.
  • According to some the Earth can be revived and restored within 3 years if there were no humans. That is more of a comment about how destructive we are as a collective group.
  • Plastic bags take 400 years to breakdown and glass bottles take 1 million years to breakdown
  • 75% of trash can be recycled – please recycle!!
  • Each one of us has the ability to make our own cleaners.  You only need baking soda, distilled White Vinegar, Essential Oils, Lemon, Olive Oil, and Plant- Based Liquid Soap. For quantities and to learn more please check our Annie Berthold-Bond’s book, Better Basics for the Home.  It’s easy and for some the ingredients are already in our homes!!  



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