Thursday, October 21, 2010
Earlier this week the Sparkmail contained the introduction and link to an article shilling the wonderful benefits of eggs. And, predictably, none of the negatives were dealt with in a meaningful way.
Four days after this unbalanced article appeared, guess what I noticed at the top of one of the pages: "An Eggland's Best egg is an amazing, nutritious food and an ideal ingredient for all sorts of healthy recipes and eating occasions. Share your best healthy egg recipes for a chance to Win $1,000 in Free Groceries!"
That's right, Spark now has an egg producer as one of its sponsors. By all means think what you will of eggs but don't consider Spark as a reliable source of objective information. It is NOT.
A good start on at least understanding what eggs have come to be in the marketplace is this NY Times article: www.nytimes.com/2008/09/
Personally - and this should be a surprise to nobody given the teams I belong to - I find the concept of consuming the menstrual cycle of birds quite disgusting right from the outset. Then there is the disease angle. Even the American Council on Science and Health admits: "According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 2.3 million contaminated eggs are produced in the U.S. each year and about 100,000 to 150,000 cases of foodborne illness are caused each year by Salmonella in shell eggs." Are you feeling lucky?
Any good vegan web site will be able to tell you more about the negatives of eating eggs and how easy it is to manage without them. If you are interested enough in your own health and ethical living I'm sure you'll find them. C'est la vegan and have a great weekend!