TIL: Egg cartons claiming “hormone free” or “antibiotic free” eggs is a false marketing ploy, as no hormones or antibiotics are used in producing eggs for human consumption.

Read more: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/05/are-brown-eggs-tastier-and-more-nutritious-than-white-eggs/index.htm

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  1. Uncured meat is typically just cured with the nitrates in celery powder instead of processed nitrites or nitrates. Now you know two more or less useless food facts.

    To verify I’m not lying, grab any package of uncured meat. On the face of it you should see an asterisk that says “except with nitrates naturally occurring in celery powder”

  2. >“hormone free” or “antibiotic free” eggs is a false marketing ploy, as no hormones or antibiotics are used in producing eggs for human consumption.

    So chickens could be given hormones and antibiotics and the eggs THEY PRODUCE would still be called hormone and antibiotic free?

  3. I’m just glad they also label them as being gluten free. I have no idea what gluten is, just like almost everyone else who avoids it, but I try to avoid it because I read articles that say it is bad for me.

    Product that literally would never have gluten? Label it gluten free to make it stand out. Hardly anyone knows anything about gluten but a lot of them are convinced it’s poison.

    The freakout about gluten was honestly hilarious to me. Almost no one who avoids gluten actually has any reason to avoid it.

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