With the ever-growing population, there is an increasing need to feed the masses. We cannot farm more because there is only so much space. So, what do we do to solve this problem? We genetically modify our food to suit our needs. Scientists have found ways to allow our crops to yield more and our meat to be processed quickly. That way the billions of hungry mouths get fed.
Of course, genetic modification is a controversial solution. Many people argue that it is not healthy and that it is slowly killing us. For example, a video of a woman comparing commercial eggs to organic eggs went viral. The difference between the two eggs was startling, and it led to many questions.
But before we can dive into that, we need to understand a few key facts.
These are eggs laid by commercial hens. Commercial hens are kept in cages, or in some cases in large enclosures, and are fed commercial grain.
Organic hens are fed organic food and are allowed to run free. Their food has no GMO’s and they are fed with a greater variety of nutritious food. Their eggs generally cost more.
But the biggest difference between the two is the color.
Although it has been scientifically proven that when a hen eats food with GMO’s in it, they cannot pass the GMO’s onto their eggs. When you eat an egg, it will be GMO-free.
But why is there a difference in color?
Put simply, because an egg reflects how healthy the chicken is. A chicken cannot pass on nutrients to the egg if it has no nutrients to pass on. Commercial hens are fed to be kept alive, not to improve their quality of life.
A commercial chicken is alive for one reason, and one reason only- to provide humans with food. Once they stop laying, they are sent off to become meat hens. One way or another, they will end up on your plate.
The same goes for organic hens- they are just a little healthier. What this video has taught us is that the pale eggs you get from the supermarket are a lot unhealthier than organic eggs.
So, when you buy an egg, make sure that the shell is darker and that the yolk has an orange- not pale yellow- color.
There is a lot more to this, of course, and if you would like to know more- you can read all about it here.