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Organic Egg Farmer Wages War on 'Health' Agency

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  • America’s No. 2 egg brand, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, has asked the U.S. FDA to reconsider its labeling rules, specifically requesting eggs be considered a “healthy” food
  • Among the puzzling inconsistencies associated with food labeling, the FDA allows processed junk food such as chocolate pudding, toaster pastries and sugary cereal to be labeled as healthy
  • Eggs are a nutritious food source and research shows it is “extremely difficult” to obtain sufficient amounts of choline unless you eat eggs
  • Due to the risk of Salmonella and other disease-causing bacteria associated with conventional eggs, if you want a healthy egg you’ll want to buy free-range, pastured organic eggs

By Dr. Mercola

Jesse Laflamme, chief executive officer of America's No. 2 egg brand, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, is asking tough questions about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets its food labeling rules.


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