I spend almost $2 for an egg...

United Arab Emirates
February 2, 2009 8:58am CST
My friend said I am wasting money because I like to buy organic eggs... I have seen a TV document before and I saw how people caged the chickens and feed them craps to make them lay eggs.... I found the TV document very disturbing... so after that I started to choose organic eggs to buy, they cost 6-7 Dollars for 6 eggs, and everytime my boyfriend complain about it. I am not a total green peace kind of person .... but I like to as much as I can trying to buy something organic, and as much as I can trying not to pollute the earth. I am still driving to work and taking plastic bags from supermarket etc... am I the only person with very average earning buying this expensive organic products? Do you guys believe this organic products?
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
If i can afford I do also spend for organic food because I believe that its healthy for me. Its really expensive when its not seasonal so I recommend that you buy organic foods that are available in season and go straight to the farmer instead of buying in supermarket. Farmers can give you discounts especially on seasons and they have sale items also so you better watch out. I am also an earth friendly person. I minimize waste disposal and as much as possible I recycle things that can be recycled. I dont smoke and i dont burn garbage I hope I can help the world in my own special way.
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• United States
3 Feb 09
I hope you don't eat a lot of eggs! That's quite a bit of money for an egg, especially when you can buy them by the dozen for close to the same price.
• United States
3 Feb 09
not everything organic is worth it... but usually.... eggs and meat products are.
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
you better save your precious dollars and settle for a regular egg like everyone is buying and eating. if all organic food would cost so much , i guess it is defeating the purpose of selling everyone to get into health foods., and besides, if you are not eating all oraganic food and that is just one of those then it is useless. most of the food we have are non organic. you can help by getting into a more practical stand aside from organic. you can invest your money in some other form to help.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
3 Feb 09
no i don't actually... i just can't afford them... organic products are too expensive for me and i don't think that they are much difference than the ordinary eggs... but the price are really unacceptable... they can cost 3 times more expensive than an ordinary eggs... take care and have a nice day...
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• China
3 Feb 09
I don't believe organic products.
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@Stiletto (4597)
2 Feb 09
I'm on an average income too and I agree with you about the eggs - in the UK we call them free range and I always buy them. They are more expensive but they taste better and also I can eat them without thinking about chickens being abused and badly treated! I buy a lot of organic products anyway but I always buy organic meat, preferably produced locally. As with the eggs it tastes better, it's not from animals that have been fed antibiotics and other crap, and the animals have also been reared more humanely. It's very expensive though which is why I don't eat much meat these days! I also try to buy organic fruit and vegetables when they're available although I must admit I'm a bit more laid back about them - more often than not I'll just buy whatever's cheapest on the supermarket shelves.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
3 Feb 09
Well we in India are having bird flu spreading like anything because of the way people fed chiickens and all and most of them is because of illegaly brought in chicken from Bangladesh. We have given up completely on eggs and some times we also go for local eggs that costs triple the ones you get normally. I would say its nbetter to spend more and stay safe then get ill , think of how much the medical bills will cost. May be let you boyfriend do the math and figure out this one.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
minnielai, Let me set a few posers for you here. Are any of the non organic food harmful at all? Have all these years of eating that non organic egg affected you all these years? Alright, now that we have better fed and reared animal stocks, and planted vegetables just how significant will it be to us who have not been consuming them all these past years? I feel that this is really unnecessary at the moment or for some time to come. Besides, food isn't everything to health but a healthy lifestyle - eating right and moderately, getting sufficient rest and exercises. IMHO, save that hard earned money of yours for a well deserved holiday and better meals. Take care.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
hi minnielai! well, it is really up to you. if your convictions are telling you that and you can afford it, why not? we need more people like you. in our country, we are not yet selling organic eggs. but that would really be nice if there is. we consume a lot of eggs in a week, and wouldn't it be nice if what we had was naturally produced and not chemically laced? i really wonder when we will get to the point when organic products will be more affordable and can even compete with mass produced commodities so that we can all eat healthier, not just those who can afford organic products. they are all so pricey. rice costs double than regular rice. so if you have a lot of kids, that would really make a dent in your pocket. but if you can afford it, why not? i for one would really patronize organic products if they are not so expensive. take care and God bless you! happy mylotting! :d
2 Feb 09
Hi Minnnielai, I like you also saw the programes about chickens and changed my shopping habbits, altho i am lucky as i know people with chickens and get my eggs 6 for £1. We used to eat chicken maybe 3 times a week when i bought the cheaper birds but now i prefer organic we don't have it so often only when i really can afford it. I do wish they would bring the prices down but hey-ho :)x
@Charente (113)
2 Feb 09
I always buy organic eggs, not just free range. Free range eggs are not necessarily organic. For them to be organic, the hens have to have an organic diet and the eggs are usually marked organic. Free range eggs just means that the hens are not kept in cages. All my fresh food, including my milk (which is soya milk) is organic as I think it is better for my health and for the environment. You may not be a totally green person but at least you are doing something to help the plant, so good on ya.
@ulalume (714)
• United States
2 Feb 09
The problem with this going green, organic, and "dont hurt the animals" phenomenon is that it is fairly hypocritical. Let me explain: 1. First, doing all of these things has become a fad (for better and for worse). It is a good thing that people are speaking out about the environment and especially animal cruelty, however it is now becoming something that is being sold (at ridiculous prices, to add). 2. What you are implying is that it is wrong to cage chickens in and have them lay eggs. This is an understandable issue for some, but what about the rest of the animals we use on a daily basis for some purpose? We hold dogs and cats hostage as "pets" to our own wims, and they are sold for exponentially high prices considering they die. It is hard to understand why something that is supposed to inhabit nature and live in nature is in turn tamed and sold. Dogs and cats are being "caged" on a daily basis within the confines of people's homes, having to live under people rules practically as slaves. We train them, and treat them as animals. As if WE are superior. This is what we also do to chickens and cows (and the rest). This is really my issue with organic things. It implies that it is wrong to harvest one animal and not another. We are either masters of all or on par with all. If it is the first, then we have the right to confine these creatures and use them for our benefit. If we are the latter, they have the right to roam our streets and coexist with us in a survival of the fittest type of way. 3. The prices are way to high for something we are SUPPOSED to be doing by environmental standards. That is the ultimate hypocrisy. The US economy is waning exponentially, yet these farmers and what not are coming out and insisting we buy 6 dollar eggs? Why? It is even less expensive to get those eggs as they occur naturally. The farmers don't even have to pay for all the pills and crap to make the chickens put out more. The bottom line for me is that, no, I do not believe these organic problems are the way we should be looking at this economic/environmental crisis.
• United States
2 Feb 09
Yea they are worth the extra cost. Granted, I sometimes don't have enough money to buy all organic, but there's organic stores around here which sell it at a little cheaper prices than the big commercial stores, so that's where I go. They're healthier in general and I feel better about it. I have a very average earning as well, my job doesn't pay that great and I'm enrolled in college anyway so I'm very busy but organic products are the best.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Welcome to myLot minnielai! I absolutely believe in buying organic products. However, I'm currently not buying organic eggs. I try to buy my fruits and vegetables, as well as other items containing those (like applesauce) organic. I choose to buy organics because I don't want to ingest pesticides with my food. I especially try to buy the top foods that retain pesticides organically whenever possible. They are known as "The Dirty Dozen" and are apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, spinach, strawberries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, and red raspberries. Just by buying these 12 fruits and vegetables organically, you can lower your pesticide exposure by about 90%! That's definiately worth the cost for me. Never let anyone tell you that you're wrong for doing something to better your health or the enviroment :)
• South Africa
2 Feb 09
I agree with you totally on the eggs. Here we use the term 'free range' for chickens that don't live in cages. It does work out more expensive, but what I find, the quality of the product is also a lot better (I'm talking about eggs).
@loveyevi (513)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I definitely think that organic foods are worth the extra cost. I also buy organic eggs, I buy them in bulk also (about 18 in carton) and they are cheaper that way. Anything organic may not necessarily help the environment, although it could. The main reason I buy organic food is it is a lot healthier for you, and you are not getting unnatural additives in any of your food. On a related note, I was at the supermarket the other day and I noticed in the ingredients of raw salmon, that they add red coloring through the salmons feed. If they are worried about their products not selling and are adding unnatural coloring just for the look of it, imagine what they are doing to the eggs you buy that are non organic.
@djemba (767)
• India
2 Feb 09
Not really.I don't believe in buying organic products.Its not like everything i buy affects the environment.Its not like if i buy normal eggs instead of organic ones ,it would ham anything because i don't think the documentary on poultry you saw applies everywhere because I've personally seen poultry farms that feed the chicken healthy stuff for a good egg. Also there are other reasons i don't buy organic food products like organic curd because they don't taste any good .The other reason would be that their costs are almost twice what the original products costs..