Let’s revisit Salmonella situation: Check out last night’s interview with Michael Pollan on CNN’s Anderson Cooper. He claims we didn’t have problems with Salmonella in eggs before the 1970s like we do now. Why? Smaller flocks of chickens were raised outside and on pastures the way they’re supposed to be, not crammed into cages en masse spreading disease. Although you may pay less for that industrialized chicken egg, you–and U.S. taxpayers–ultimately pay the price when there’s a massive Salmonella outbreak like we’ve seen this month.
It’s just common sense to buy eggs from your local farmer.