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Organic Eggs vs. Conventional Eggs

Organic eggs don’t look different from conventionally-produced eggs. So why is it important to choose organic when you’re buying eggs for your family?

Here are a few good reasons:

  • No antibiotics please, we aren’t sick. Conventionally raised hens may be treated with “preventive” antibiotics even when they’re healthy—especially those crowded into seldom-cleaned, tiny cages at factory farms, where diseases can flourish quickly. Since excessive antibiotic use is causing an epidemic of antibiotic resistance all over the world, we want no part of that for our hens.
  • No chemical pesticides/herbicides/fungicides. Conventional growers usually treat their crops with toxic chemicals to ward off pests and diseases. If these residues linger on the produce—say, the corn or soybeans used to feed an egg-laying hen – they can end up in the hen, too. Organic growers use only natural, organic deterrents to pests on their crops.
  • Our family avoids GMOs and animal by-products, so our free-range hens do, too. Hens love corn and soybeans—but most of those grown in this country come from genetically modified seeds. And we’d rather not have our hens’ feed “enhanced” with “rendered animal products” like slaughterhouse waste. Going organic avoids them all.
  • It’s better for the environment we all live in. Organic farming practices focus on reducing pollution, maintaining healthy soil, and conserving water and other precious resources. These mindful steps help ensure our children, and generations to come, will continue to have safe food and a healthy planet to live on.
  • It’s surprisingly affordable. Sure, organic costs a little more – but it’s a fair price for bringing healthy, organic eggs to market without shortcuts. A safe, wholesome Pete and Gerry’s organic egg costs only a few nickels more than a conventionally-raised one. We think you’ll agree it’s worth it!

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs not affected by egg recall!

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled recently by another company due to a concern over Salmonella stemming from a single Rose Acre Farms location in North Carolina.

None of our eggs are part of this recall as we would never produce eggs on a factory farm of that size or style. If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are produced responsibly and safely on small family farms. Learn more about why our eggs are different.