I know what my chickens eat and I eat their eggs. All of it. Egg producers (non-organic) use caffeine, antibiotics and, I've heard, hormones to get the most out of their hens. What the hens eat shows up in their eggs. I can't cite a particular website. It sounds likely enough for me to stick with my own chickens eggs. I imagine it is the cholesterol in the yolks that nutritionist shy away from. Moderation if you are concerned about cholesterol.
Peanut butter......read the label. As has been said here "natural" on food labels mean nothing. Even when peanut butter lists peanuts and salt as the only ingredients, unless it is organic, it is probably genetically modified. Since I have no idea the effects of eating genetically modified anything, I don't eat it. Organic peanut butter is not the tastiest thing I've had. I find almond butter more appealing. My husband does not. We get Costco organic peanut butter. I still don't trust them, but there you are.
Bottom line; I try to eat as close to home as possible. This means food from my garden, chickens, bees, then food from my neighbors, then food from my county (farmer's markets, independent grocery stores, and foods in season) then organic foods from big box stores.
Pre-sliced apples in a plastic bag and the grocery store that has been sprayed to keep it from browning and increase shelf life is not the same as an apple from my neighbor's tree.
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