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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salmonella Outbreak in Eggs

This is another reason to get chickens so you can have your own farm fresh eggs. I find it ironic that this isn't very big news. If it had happened with a small farmer's eggs or raw milk we would have NSA, FBI, And CIA agents storming the farm and it would be all over the internet. I guess it's true that money makes the world go round. Can anyone say conspiracy?


Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I just blogged on this today and it didn't even occur to me that if this had been an organic farm or small farmer they would have started an inquisition, but your so right! Seems if eggs come from a CAFO type system, it's just a simple little recall, no need to get concerned. But if it's a mom and pop operation, it's assumed they were doing something illegal. Thanks for making an excellent point. If I wasn't already raising my own layers, I'd vote with my dollar and buy from the farmer down the road.

FranksGreenGirl said...

MPR has been all over this and I have posted a link to the story on facebook. I'm hoping it gets around because it is a shame this owner can sell to so many companies and then under so many different names. He has had several run ins with the authorities over how his business is run. you are so right, money does talk. ((shaking my head))
Here is their take on the situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/16/salmonella-iowa-eggs/

Shaunika said...

I'm new with chickens and still learning so much. Ours are about 5 months old: rhode island reds, bugg orpingtons, and amerucanas. Approximately, when will they start laying. I'm so excited for fresh eggs!
P.S. I agree!! This was a small story on the news (one day of news). Had it been a smaller farm, the whole operation would have been shut down.

karisma said...

Actually it is WORLD news...made the aussie headlines even whilst most of our news this week is election based. Fresh eggs of course are always much nicer, we love ours!

Anonymous said...

It's getting pretty much play in the main stream media now.

What kills me is how little I've seen about this in the real food community. I guess since it's "preaching to the choir" there's not much else that can be said that we haven't already beaten to death!

All I know is I'm so happy to not be worried about this.