The egg gig with Annie Lennox
Wednesday 2 October 2013, 2.00am HKT
“I opened up my recent pack of eggs to discover a whole bunch of information inside the lid. Information that seems vital to all egg consumers. Information that reminds me of a university course. I had no idea that the egg men cared so much about the people who eat them! They WANT us to know exactly what we’re putting into our systems! They truly do… otherwise… Why would they go to all this trouble to explain?? I just thought eggs were simple affairs… You boil ’em, fry ’em, scramble ’em or poach ’em… Right? WRONG!! Eggs are complex and scientific! We must study them to understand them! Know your eggs folks. Know your eggs!”
— Annie Lennox (the real one) on Facebook, 01 Oct 2013
(Image also from her too)
Here’s the rub, though…
It’s not so great when eggs come from caged hens. Eating eggs basically means we’re supporting the caged-chicken industry. Imagine spending our entire life slotted into tight quarters, with no room to turn round. We should be a tiny bit more interested than now about how we treat chickens and other livestock. We should know how we benefit from those livestock animals as much as they should benefit from us before we slaughter them for food. We talk about making our lives worth living. How about theirs?
Somebody said, “Ah, Annie, stop talking ’bout eggs and release another album!”
Yeah, but we still gotta eat, no?
Italy by law requires total trace of eggs from birth to the dining table. As far as I know, it’s the only country that requires 100% tracking; all others settle for partial tracking. So, in Italy if your eggs are crap, you know who to have a ‘cordial and frank’ discussion with.
The gods in heaven, I remember when we had nine planets and life was simple…
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