I ran out of eggs and made a 1am grocery store run for protein. The grocery store didn't have my usual brand, so I went with:
Land O Lake- Cage Free Eggs - Vegetarian feed contains no added antibiotics, hormones*, animal fat, or animal by products.
Are these good eggs, or am I eating genetically-modified pesticide-sprayed vegetables, soy, and hormones?
asked bypaleot (995)
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on May 24, 2013
at 07:55 AM
LAND O LAKES?? All-Natural Eggs are subject to stringent food safety and quality assurance programs. For starters, a premium, whole-grain feed rich in corn and soy protein is provided to each production facility for the hens.
on May 24, 2013
at 07:49 AM
Hens are usually fed some grains to some extent even if cage free, would be nice if the product description stated that no grains and specially soy has been used to feed them, here in Spain I find very difficult to find eggs with such detailed description, I suspect because most of them are given some grains to some degree.
But if at least they are cage free they will for certain eat some of their natural dietary choices like some bugs, etc. In fact in hens maybe it's not so critical as with cattle because their natural diet contemplates some grains to start with, so it makes more match with what they're supposed to be eaten, and if organic eggs guarantee no antibiotics, hormones and GMO grains... then chances are it will be fine, maybe not optimal but at least very close.