The Secret Life of Eggs

I’m not a fan of expiration dates in general–see yesterday’s post–but if stamping them on eggs (along with the batch number) saves half a billion eggs per year at Walmart alone…I can stomach them.

Yes, the Walmart video below is a nice bit of propaganda, but it’s a result of a genuine effort by that retailer to reduce their waste. And that effort is paying dividends.

The video contains some fabulous illustrations of the resources embedded in our eggs (and food supply). Plus, it features an image of a Manhattan-sized omelette!

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  1. Posted June 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    While of course it would be preferable for everyone to buy eggs from a local source, the fact is that Walmart exists and will continue to exist, and if that’s true, we might as well be happy when they figure out ways to be less wasteful!

  2. Posted January 10, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

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