Egg dilemma, again
A couple of weeks ago I talked about the choices involved in buying organic eggs at the grocery store. "Cage-free" vs. "Free-range" and so on. I eventually settled on Sauder's eggs but have been troubled by what seems to be excessive packaging.
As you can see, the carton has three layers, good for protecting the eggs from breakage, but adding 1/3 more plastic than the more typical style of carton. After my rant about excessive packaging in a water bottle, I'm feeling just a bit guilty about the egg packaging.
As I read more on the site about how the chickens are raised I didn't feel quite so good. The chickens aren't kept in cages, but are still in large industrial-style houses. Definitely not roaming around a barnyard or pasture. I tried clicking on the link to see the "chicken care cameras" which promised to let me see inside actual henhouses, but the links went nowhere.
So I'm not going to obsess about this, but I'm going to keep on the lookout for a better egg source, maybe from the North Union farmer's market.
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