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Easter egg fun for everyone – the natural way!

Easter egg fun for everyone – the natural way!
You don’t need any special egg dyeing kits to get vibrant colored eggs. And all it takes are some ingredients you may even have on hand. If not, a quick trip to your local grocery store or market is all you need.



Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!

Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!
Eggs are high-protein powerhouses that are typically eaten for breakfast or brunch but can be enjoyed at any meal. National Egg Salad Week is April 12-18, so here’s a twist on a classic egg salad recipe from the Virginia Egg Council—for brunch or anytime.



Breakthrough egg production study reveals significant reduction in environmental impact

A landmark study conducted by the Egg Industry Center has given the industry something to crow about. 



Retail findings show Americans buying mostly cage-produced eggs

Something to ponder while doing the holiday baking: The United States is the fifth-greatest per capita consumer of eggs, at 246 eggs per person each year, according to the International Egg Commission.



With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!

With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!
It’s still the “Incredible, Edible Egg.” But since the catchy jingle was introduced in 1977 by the American Egg Board, grocery store shelves have expanded to include cartons and cartons of eggs with different labels such as “organic,” “cage-free,” “hormone-free” and “natural.” 



Most consumers buy eggs from cage systems

A study of retail checkout scanner transactions indicates Americans are buying eggs from farms that use cage housing for their hens by a margin of 40 to one over eggs from cage-free systems.



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