Nicholas Kristof, in yesterday's New York Times, adds another reason to opt for the better-quality eggs: treatment of the hens.
"Supermarket eggs gleam with apparent cleanliness, and nothing might seem more wholesome than breaking one of them into a frying pan.Click here to read the rest of Kristof's column ("Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?"), which expounds further on the topic.
"Think again. The Humane Society of the United States plans to release on Thursday the results of an undercover investigation into Kreider Farms, a major factory farm that produces 4.5 million eggs each day for supermarkets like ShopRite.
"I’ve reviewed footage and photos taken by the investigator, who says he worked for Kreider between January and March of this year. In an interview, he portrayed an operation that has little concern for cleanliness or the welfare of hens."
Click here to read Helena Bottemiller's news story in Food Safety News about the investigation.
Also, here's the video The Humane Society released. (If you are receiving The Delicious Truth via email, click here to watch it.):