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  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • Egg prices expected to rise 'dramatically' across US after California law takes effect requiring

    01/02/2015 6:13:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    AP ^ | January 1, 2015 | Staff
    The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn ire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. To comply, farmers have to put fewer hens into each cage or invest in revamped henhouses, passing along the expense to consumers shopping at grocery stores. California is the nation's largest consumer of eggs...
  • More room for chickens likely means costlier eggs

    01/01/2015 10:28:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 156 replies ^ | Jan. 1, 2015 | SCOTT SMITH
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn ire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. To comply, farmers have to put fewer hens into each cage or invest in revamped henhouses, passing along the expense to consumers shopping at grocery stores. California is the nation's...
  • Egg Prices Rise As New California Regulations Kick In

    12/24/2014 7:23:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Jefferson Public Radio ^ | 12-22-14 | Chris Lehman
    Get ready to shell out more money for eggs. Some Northwest stores are warning of higher egg prices as new regulations on hen houses take effect in California next month. California will now require egg producers to give their hens room to spread their wings -- literally. The law applies to all eggs sold in that state. That means egg producers nationwide are scrambling to make sure their cages comply. Jim Hermes is a poultry specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. He said giving the hens more room increases their appetites. "If you increase the amount of feed...
  • Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets

    12/20/2014 6:50:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The New American ^ | December 19, 2014 | William F. Jasper
    If eggs are a staple in your family’s diet and you’d like to keep it that way, now would be a good time to get a few laying hens. Next month, beginning January 1, 2015, the chicken-and-egg production in the United States is in for a big shock. That’s when California’s new regulations on egg-laying hens goes into effect. And the effects of those regs on eggs will be felt nationally, even globally. The incredible, edible, prolate spheroid-shaped poultry product, which has long been one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein, is certain to become significantly more expensive.In...
  • Police officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed her family in Tarrant

    12/08/2014 8:41:14 PM PST · by boycott · 137 replies ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jon Reed
    TARRANT, Alabama -- A woman caught shoplifting eggs in Tarrant Saturday didn't leave with handcuffs and a court date. Thanks to a Tarrant police officer, she left with food for her family. Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway when employees caught the woman trying to steal a dozen eggs, Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno said. The woman had her young children in the car. She told Officer Stacy that she was only stealing because she was trying to feed her children. Stacy talked with Dollar General, and they said they wouldn't prosecute. So...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • King: We Must Maintain Free Trade Between the States (MO Dem backs King)

    10/09/2014 5:27:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to the California Egg Law lawsuit being rejected. This lawsuit was filed by the state of Missouri, along with five others, to eliminate a California law that prohibits the sale of eggs laid by hens held in cages they deem “too small.” Mr. King’s Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), which the California lawsuit originates from, was attached to the House Farm Bill during markup in the House Agriculture Committee last year but was ultimately not accepted with the final Farm Bill Act of 2014. This act would prohibit any state from...
  • Latin lessons: What a great Roman historian can teach us about IVF and egg freezing.

    09/08/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 8 September 2014 | Michael Cook
    My Latin is not what it once was and it was never much. So lately I have been making amends for schoolboy sloth by reading a few of the classics. I have just finished (in translation) and highly recommend The Annals of Imperial Rome, by Tacitus, which chronicles the years of Tiberius, Claudius, Caligula and Nero, (an) analysis of palace politics. Whoa! Excuse me: just where is all this going? Is this relevant to anything at all or is it just self-indulgent bloviation? Well, sort of. Be patient. Let me press on. It was a bit dismaying to read how...
  • Say 'No' to Bad Science

    05/06/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | May 6, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The headline looks like a hoax-- saturated fat does not cause heart disease -- but it's real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines; it's a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health arbiters of our age. Trusting utterly in the scientific research of...
  • How to Scramble An Egg Inside Its Shell

    04/30/2014 2:03:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 29, 2014 | Rachel Tepper
    VIDEO AT LINK Hard-boiled eggs are great and all, but some among us long for a snack with a little more razzmatazz. For example, say, an egg scrambled inside its own shell.
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • American Exceptionalism, Refrigerated Eggs

    04/21/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT · by · 59 replies
    I have noticed in the last few years of my travels, from London to Mexico City, that only the USA refrigerates its eggs for sale. Is this true? Is there any other country that refrigerates its eggs? If not, then why do we refrigerate our eggs?
  • Scramble Eggs Like This, Change The Way You View the Morning

    04/16/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-9-14 | ADAM RAPOPORT
    Eggs and butter. That’s all you need for truly amazing scrambled eggs. Unfortunately, eggs and butter are also the key ingredients in really bad scrambled eggs, the rubbery, flavorless kind you find too often in diners and restaurants. The fact is, your eggs will always live and die by how they’re handled on the stovetop. Cook them too long and you extract the moisture and, with it, the flavor. But if you cook them gently and slowly, over low heat, you’ll have the best eggs you’ve ever tasted. Crack them directly into the pan and, instead of scrambling them, slowly...
  • When do Iowa Democrats talk like Steve King?

    04/06/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies | desmoinesdem
    Yesterday the Iowa House approved House Resolution 123, which requests "that all necessary and immediate action be taken by the State of California, the United States Congress, the United State Attorney General, state legislatures, state governors, and state attorneys general to effectuate the repeal of California legislation enacted as AB 1437 that unconstitutionally infringes upon the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States to the detriment of this nation's consumers and farmers." U.S. Representative Steve King has been on the warpath against the supposedly "unconstitutional" California law for some time.
  • Diets of the middle and lower class in Pompeii revealed

    01/05/2014 7:13:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 1-2-2014 | Dawn Fuller
    University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, will present these discoveries on Jan. 4, at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Philological Association (APA) in Chicago. UC teams of archaeologists have spent more than a decade at two city blocks within a non-elite district in the Roman...
  • Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

    12/09/2013 1:39:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2013 2:19 AM EST | Terence Chea
    The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs. Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast—all without eggs. Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces....
  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    11/19/2013 3:22:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2013 3:08 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production standards on agricultural products sold in interstate commerce. The provision, authored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is aimed at a California law that will require all eggs sold in the state to come from...
  • 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick And Fat (how gov't manipulates what you eat)

    11/09/2013 6:15:06 AM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 4, 2013
    Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense. The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 13 nutrition lies that have made the world both sick and fat. Eggs are so incredibly nutritious that they’re often called “nature’s multivitamin.”The nutrients in them are enough to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken.However, eggs have been demonized in the past because they contain a large amount of cholesterol, which was believed to increase the risk of heart disease.But the truth is that despite being high in cholesterol,...
  • Barroso pelted with eggs in Belgian debate

    10/20/2013 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EurActiv ^ | 18 October 2013
    Commission President José Manuel Barroso was pelted with eggs by youths who blamed him for austerity policies and the death of migrants in Lampedusa, during a debate on Europe’s future in Ličge, Belgium. According to Europa Press, the eggs did not reach Barroso or any of the other participants to the debate, which included Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, but left marks on the scene where they were seated. The two youngsters were taken out of the room and the debate reportedly continued normally. …
  • Cruz Reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' During ObamaCare Speech

    09/24/2013 6:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    fox ^ | 9/24/13 | fox
    During Senator Ted Cruz's marathon speech in support of defunding ObamaCare, he took a break around 8:00 p.m. ET to read Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.” When he finished reading the children’s book on the Senate floor, he told his daughters it was bedtime and that he'd be home soon to read to them in person. Then, he proceeded to tell members of Congress how the book relates to the president’s health care law. For three and a half years, Cruz said, President Obama and the Democrats told the American people to just try ObamaCare.
  • Cruz Reads Green Eggs & Ham on Senate Floor

    09/24/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 9-24-2013 | Kerry Picket
    Breitbart News spotted a Cruz staffer going towards the Senate Cloak Room with Dr. Seuss's book Green Eggs and Ham in his hand. The staffer told Breitbart News he was giving it to his boss. Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) began reading Green Eggs and Ham on the floor of the Senate Tuesday night for his children. He did so after he read Bible verses. He compared the the main character's refusal to eat green eggs and ham to the American public's refusal of Obamacare.
  • Eggs May Raise Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria

    04/28/2013 7:53:39 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    Yet another study, by the same US research team, links raised risk of heart attack and stroke to the action of gut bacteria on certain compounds contained in digested food. This time the link is to a compound found in eggs: lecithin. Earlier this month, researchers reported in Nature Medicine how they found L-carnitine, a compound found in red meat and added to energy drinks, can increase heart risk because gut bacteria digest it to produce trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite already suspected of helping to clog up arteries.
  • Man decorates tree, 10,000 Easter eggs

    03/24/2013 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies ^ | March 23, 2013 | staff reporter
    Pensioner Volker Kraft stands in front of his apple tree, which he and his family have decorated with 10,000 Easter eggs on March 24, 2013 in Saalfeld, Germany. Read more:
  • San Francisco Firm Cooks Up Sustainable, Affordable Egg Alternative

    03/15/2013 10:55:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 11:51 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco food producer wants to make you an omelet without breaking any eggs – and they may be able to do it with one key ingredient they make in a lab – no chicken required. From their Mission District laboratory, Hampton Creek Foods and CEO Josh Tetrick are taking aim at the egg farming industry. “We just cannot go on eating like we all are right now with our food system,” Tetrick said. “It’s just unsustainable.” Many Bay Area farms let chickens roam the pastures, but the Humane Society says more than 90%...
  • Prepper Help needed - what can I do with dozens of eggs?? (Vanity)

    03/02/2013 11:33:47 AM PST · by 4everontheRight · 91 replies
    03/2/2013 | 4everontheright
    OK...a fellow employee has chickens and she gives me about two dozen every week, or every other. Me and mine can't keep up! I hate to turn them down, she has no one else to give them to. I have given a few away but I was wondering if I could use them for a future purpose. Any prepper ideas on what I can do with these? Can I dry them, dehydrate?? I will keep the shells for the garden but I was hoping I could do something with these instead of feeding the dogs a nice treat every day...
  • Man, 20, dies after eating 28 raw eggs in a row for a bet

    12/27/2012 5:49:51 PM PST · by haffast · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 14:56 EST, 27 December 2012 | Sara Malm
    <p>A Tunisian man died after eating 28 raw eggs in one go for a bet.</p> <p>Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, allegedly wagered a friend he could eat 30 raw eggs in a row, for which he would receive an undisclosed sum.</p> <p>Mr Fatnassi, from Kairouan in north-east Tunisia, managed 28 eggs before he collapsed with severe stomach pains.</p>
  • Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider

    11/02/2012 12:36:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-2-2012 | Cristina Corbin
    Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy. United Illuminating workers reported eggs and other objects being thrown at them a day after Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered. The unrest caused United Illuminating to pull its workers out until the city agreed to provide police protection. "Citizens began throwing things at the crews," Michael West, a spokesman for United...
  • Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

    08/25/2012 12:56:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2012 7:48 PM EDT | Michael Weissenstein
    The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth. A summer epidemic of bird flu in the heart of Mexico's egg industry has doubled the cost of a kilo (2.2 pounds), or about 13 eggs, to more than 40 pesos ($3), a major blow to working- and middle-class consumers in a country that consumes more than 350 eggs per person each year. That's 100 more eggs per person than in the United States. Egg prices have dominated the headlines here for a...
  • No yolk: eating the whole egg as dangerous as smoking?

    08/16/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Melissa Healy
    Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking. Server, can you make that an egg-white omelet instead, please?
  • President Obama's Easter Address

    04/07/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by garjog · 78 replies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Barak Obama
    President Obama's Easter Address. White House April 7, 2012 “Good afternoon. This Sunday marks a holiday for a major religion in our nation. Easter is a time for families to come together to enjoy a nice meal and perhaps go on an "egg hunt". Thousands of years ago the people of Europe seeking to invite their god to return after a long an cold winter lit fires and painted eggs as a sign of fertility. Today we also express our hope for a new dawning in America when prosperity returns after the winter of flawed economic policies that forced so...
  • Explosion Reported at Home of Ga. 'Chicken Man' (Chicken Man Blows Himself Up)

    03/26/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/26/2012 | GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press
    An explosion on Monday rocked the suburban Atlanta home of a man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say a body was found inside. Marshals had been on the scene for about two hours trying to evict Andrew Wordes, who's known as the "Chicken Man," when the explosion happened around 12:45 p.m., said Antonio Johnson of the Fulton County marshal's office. Minutes before the explosion, Wordes told them to leave the property that was in foreclosure. Other than the body found inside the house, which officials did not immediately identify, no one was...
  • Hens Rescued from Abandoned Egg Ranch, Need Homes

    03/06/2012 9:00:49 AM PST · by GOPinCa · 25 replies
    VACAVILLE— Animal rescuers in Vacaville are getting closer to adopting out thousands of chickens that were rescued last month from an abandoned egg ranch. The hens were left for dead by Andy Keung Cheung, the owner of A&L Poultry, according to Stanislaus County Animal Services. Officials say most of the 50,000 hens were either dead or had to be euthanized because they were in such bad shape. Animal Place in Vacaville is one of three rescue groups currently rehabilitating the hens that were deemed healthy enough for potential adoption. Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary in Orland and Harvest Home in the...
  • McDonald's, Target fire Minnesota egg company (Animal Abuse Allegations)

    11/19/2011 9:42:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/19/11 | Mike Hughlett - Staff Reporter
    McDonald's Corp. and Target said Friday that they had booted a Minnesota-based egg supplier in the wake of an undercover video documenting alleged animal abuse. The hidden-camera video was shot by the Chicago animal rights group Mercy for Animals at facilities of Sparboe Farms, the nation's fifth-largest egg producer. Taken in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado, the video portrays crowded cages common in the egg industry, but also shows one worker swinging a chicken by a rope or chain and another stuffing a hen in a co-worker's pants pocket. Sparboe was also cited this week by federal food regulators for serious...
  • An Egg-Citing Recipe for Human Stem Cells

    10/13/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 5 October 2011 | Gretchen Vogel
    Enlarge Image Turn it on. A fused human egg cell and skin cell form an early embryo that turns on the skin cell's green fluorescent protein on day 4 of development and forms a blastocyst by day 6. Credit: Noggle et al., Nature 478 (6 October 2011) Researchers have found a new way to turn adult cells into embryonic stem (ES) cells: using human eggs, or oocytes. The feat comes after more than a decade of failed attempts, and it is still a work in progress. The resulting stem cells are not normal; they carry the genomes of both...
  • 'Easter eggs' reportedly renamed 'spring spheres' at Seattle public school

    04/11/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/11/11 | Thomas Lifson
    The educrats strike again, and make themselves look ridiculous again, according to a 16 year old student identified only as Jessica, who volunteered to do a project at a local elementary school, supplying plastic eggs filled with jellybeans. From "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.
  • Deer, Goose Make Unlikely 'Friends' At Cemetery

    04/08/2011 12:20:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies · 1+ views
    WLKY ^ | UPDATED: 10:00 am EDT April 8, 2011 | Staff
    Goose Has No Mate, Deer May Be Protecting Nest BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed inside a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week or so, the deer has been standing near an urn where the goose has taken up residence, positioning itself between the urn and any passing car or foot traffic. Craig Cygan noticed the unlikely pair during his regular patrols with his goose-chasing border collies. He says there is no mate around the goose and he believes the deer has taken over the job...
  • 2011 Egg Production in the Chicken McMansion

    02/28/2011 7:00:12 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 45 replies
    February 28, 2011 | BC
    February is done and I have tallied numbers for my backyard coop egg production for the month. I recorded my 2010 egg production on a different thread here... JAN 2011 128 Eggs 4.129/Day A.E.: 62.37 G 7983 G. Total 281.592 Oz. 17.6 lbs. Feb 2011 133 eggs 4.75/Day A.E.: 62.21 G 8274 G. Total 291.857 Oz. 18.24 lbs. NOTES: * A.E.= Average Egg (Weight in Grams) * 1 Oz.= 28.3495 Grams
  • Eggs Lower in Cholesterol than Thought: Study

    02/08/2011 1:39:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | February 8, 2011
    Gov't Research Also Shows Them Much Higher in Vitamin D; Dietitian: Credit Healthier Animal Feed, in Part(CBS) If you like eggs, this is good news: A new government study finds they're actually 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D than previously thought. Registered Dietitian Cynthia Sass stopped by the "The Early Show" Tuesday to explain what this may mean for your health. What caused this change in cholesterol and vitamin D levels? Sass, the author of "Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches," told "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge the saying "You are what...
  • Honeyville Foods and the USDA

    02/03/2011 3:00:39 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    I got this e-mail today from Honeyville Farms: As many of you know we have been out of stock on our #10 cans of Powdered Whole Eggs and Egg Whites for about 3 months. This has been as a result of working with the USDA on plant and label approval with new stricter requirements with respect to eggs. We've endured numerous delays and setbacks throughout the process. About a week ago we had received approval to begin Production. We did so and even had product on UPS trailers ready to be picked up. We got a call from the USDA...
  • Suburban Living... You Can Do This...

    01/15/2011 1:17:05 PM PST · by waterhill · 39 replies
    wimp/frugalsquirrels ^ | 1-15-11 | me, I guess
  • Cheep Chic

    11/14/2010 8:23:44 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 18 replies · 4+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | 11/14/10 | Joane Kaufmann
    Elizabeth Lampert’s daughter, Siena, wanted a horse. “But that would have been expensive,” says Lampert, the owner of a public-relations agency just outside San Francisco. Instead she went to a local hay-and-feed store and bought the 10-year-old a pair of chickens. “Then Siena thought they were getting lonely, so we got three more.” Lampert pays her daughter $2 a day to feed them, herd them back into their coop every night, and collect their eggs, generally two or three a day. “The eggs are amazing,” Lampert says. “They taste rich and creamy. The yolk—it’s very orange. Siena used to ask...
  • Egg production for the Chicken McMansion

    10/31/2010 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 46 replies · 1+ views
    October 31, 2010 | Self
    Now that October is closing out, I have tallied my numbers and thought it might be interesting to discuss egg production year to date in our Chicken McMansion. June 2010: 2 eggs; 84 grams total; 2.963 oz.; .185 lbs July 2010: 86 eggs; 4415 grams total; 155.735 oz.; 9.733 lbs August 2010: 154 eggs; 8117 grams total; 286.319 oz; 17.895 lbs September 2010: 134 eggs; 7512 grams total; 264.978 oz.; 16.561 lbs October 2010: 140 eggs; 8923 grams total; 314.749 oz.; 19.67 lbs. To date, our coop has produced a total of 516 eggs weighing 64.044 pounds. (One ounce is...
  • Why Senator Dianne Feinstein Should Be Held Accountable in Egg Recall

    09/04/2010 8:01:44 PM PDT · by JunkScienceMom · 11 replies
    Truth or Scare ^ | September 3, 2010 | JunkScienceMom
    A month before the massive salmonella outbreak in eggs was discovered, one Democratic politician was warning another Democrat of the inherent dangers of holding up the "Food Safety Enhancement Act," legislation which very well could have reduced the harm of such an outbreak. A recall on eggs nationwide was announced after hundreds of people were sickened by salmonella that was found on the shells of the eggs. One benefit of the Food Safety Enhancement Act is that it will allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to order a mandatory recall of foods that are suspected to be tainted. Currently,...
  • How do you like you eggs?

    08/29/2010 3:59:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 107 replies · 2+ views
  • Chicken Poop in Your Steak and Eggs? Litter and Salmonella Go Together

    08/27/2010 7:50:12 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 76 replies
    Associated Content/Yahoo ^ | August 27th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    What could contaminate the feed that caused the salmonella egg outbreak? How about feeding the chickens back their own manure and litter? If you think that that is far fetched, read here and here. The word "by-product" starts to take on a different meaning. Not only do chickens get fed chicken litter, but chicken litter is also fed to cows.
  • Eggs from suspect farms will be processed, sold

    08/25/2010 1:56:31 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08/25/2010 | JoNel Aleccia
    Eggs from the two Iowa farms at the heart of a salmonella scare could still make it into your shopping basket — but not in the way you'd think. The producers responsible for a recall of some 550 million potentially tainted eggs have found another outlet for the inventory that just keeps coming: They’ll turn them into liquid eggs used in everything from cookies and cakes to egg substitutes and pet food. Patricia El-Hinnawy, a spokeswoman for the federal Food and Drug Administration, confirmed Wednesday that Wright County Eggs and Hillandale Farms will send ongoing supplies of eggs from laying...
  • Senate stall to blame for slow egg recall?

    08/24/2010 7:28:03 AM PDT · by bboop · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | August 24, 2010 | Meredith Shiner
    Article posted on Drudge (that I cannot seem to copy) mentions that the House, in July 2009, passed a food safety bill, but the Senate, and especially Harry Reid, has consistently side-lined it and refuses to vote on it. And THAT is why Obama cannot recall these bad eggs as quickly as he would like. I knew there was stink behind this.
  • FDA exploits salmonella eggs recall to pursue food sterilization agenda

    08/23/2010 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
    (NaturalNews) It's always amusing to see how quickly consumers can be worked up into a false fear frenzy by health authorities. We saw it last year with the overhyped H1N1 swine flu scare which was fanned into a flaming fear fest by WHO advisors on the take from vaccine manufacturers. Now we're getting a new round of fear-mongering from many of the same sources who are warning us about salmonella contaminated eggs. According to mainstream news sources, a massive 380-million-egg recall has been announced, and these eggs are all so incredibly dangerous that you have to immediately remove them from...
  • Austin Jack Decoster. A Stain on Iowa Agriculture?

    08/23/2010 6:43:08 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 12 replies
    Associated Content/Yahoo! ^ | Aug. 23, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Austin Jack Decoster has a history of breaking good agricultural practices. A farm in Turner, Maine was described as a sweatshop, deplorable and unsafe. A fine of $2 million was levied on him. On to Iowa where he was tagged a "habitual violator" and not allowed to start up any new farms.