Jul 25, 2013 — The FDA's new proposal aims to reduce the risk that chickens will pick up salmonella from wildlife and lay contaminated eggs. But some farmers worry that the guidance could make it much harder for them to let their birds range freely on pastures.
Jul 17, 2013 — If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.
Jun 27, 2013 — Promises from big food companies to switch to "cage-free" eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.
Dec 18, 2012 — Think all eggs are alike? Think again. A group of British poultry enthusiasts holds an annual contest to find not just a good egg, but the best egg. We find out what it takes to make the grade.
Oct 24, 2012 — Scientists have made changes in human DNA that can be passed down from one generation to the next. The researchers say they took the step to try to prevent women from giving birth to babies with genetic diseases. But the research is raising a host of social and moral questions.
Sep 18, 2012 — The new crisis in Mexico isn't the drug war or a plunge in the peso. It's eggs. An avian flu epidemic has led to fewer, more expensive eggs — serious business in a country that eats more eggs, per capita, than any other nation in the world.
Feb 10, 2012 — The president of the Humane Society of the United States and the president of the United Egg Producers are an unlikely duo to lobby Congress to approve new rules for egg farmers. But they agree on the need for a law that would allow farmers to keep their chickens in more spacious cages.
Jan 26, 2012 — This unprecedented partnership between egg producers and animal welfare advocates is asking Congress to pass a law that's supposed to improve the lives of egg-laying hens with new and improved cages. If passed, it would be the first federal law that takes into account the emotional lives of farm animals.
Aug 18, 2010 — The FDA dramatically expanded the nationwide recall of eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak. As of Wednesday, 380 million eggs from an Iowa producer have been recalled. There have been hundreds of illnesses reported but so far no deaths to date.
Jun 2, 2010 — Farm eggs may be prettier than store-bought, but technically, they don't taste any different. Won't stop this blogger from preferring home grown!