Ep. 13: Baker’s Dozen (Eggs, part 2)

 

The chicken roosts at Appenzell Farm, where Rachel and Jesse work. In fact, all of the Sisghetti Sisters have worked at the farm.
The chicken roosts at Appenzell Farm, where Rachel and Jesse work. In fact, all of the Sisghetti Sisters have worked at the farm.

Synopsis

What came first, the chicken or the domestication of chickens for egg consumption? Probably the chicken, but Rachel and her husband, Jesse, explain the history of eggs and egg production from their insider standpoint. What’s the difference between organic, free-range and pasture-raised eggs? Are grain-fed chickens less healthy? Join one Sisghetti Sister (and her husband) for answers to these questions and more.

Links

  • Rachel quoted from a Stanford essay titled Eggs And Their Evolution.
  • Here is a nice tour of the commercial egg process.
  • This article explains the Cornucopia Institute’s report on discerning between factory farm production and authentic organic egg farming. Download the report PDF here.

Music

This week’s outtro was “Frozen Egg” by Lame Drivers. Check out their music here.

Hens in the pasture near the mobile housing units at Appenzell Farm.
Hens in the pasture near the mobile housing units at Appenzell Farm.

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