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August 23rd, 2010
03:03 PM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Lynda

    The reporter was quoting a study that is 6 years old??? I think she should do a better job and understand the difference between 2004 organic eggs and 2010 eggs. She is wrong.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  2. mike sey

    A half billion tainted eggs, and not one imported from China or produced on imported Chinese chicken feed. Surely not, – American Capitalism and business just doesn't do these things.

    August 24, 2010 at 7:13 am |
  3. Julie

    Looks like those puppy mills. Now, they have chicken mills. I remember when the coporate farmesr drove out all the little farmers. I look for people that raise chickens and beef locally and buy from them. I look for produce that are grown by local farmers, Looking for the most needy people to keep them alive and properous. Eggs that taste wonderful, not store bought generic junk. These small farmers never had somenella problems.
    I do not eat the crap from McDonalds and fast food joints. Over processed like sollent green from the movie named of same. I love my garden with certain things that grow well for me. I had many fruit trees in my rural yard for decades when children growing up. And, even at one time had chickens, ducks, and you name it. When winter came I just gave them to some farmer.

    August 24, 2010 at 7:09 am |
  4. chuck

    Once again we cry for more Gov. involment , but what happened with our Gov. is getting to big. People should understand that as more people are present in this country our Gov. has to grow with the country, because if it doesnt, we will get more and more problems like the food recalls we have had in the past 2 years. Lets be honest our Gov. grows because it has no other choice if you dont expand with the Country then we get problems like we are facing now. But listen to the country cry about why they took so long to have a recall, again what do you want with the size of the FDA they do the job that they have the man power to do. And now they will get or i hope our Gov. has the cents to make this the FDA bigger and stronger so they can do the job that needs to be done, I think it has been proved that something needs to be done to make them stronger and able to do the job or kept them right where they are now and pray that we or you are not one of the people who die or get sick in this recall or the ones to follow this one. Because you can bet there will be more and some will be even bigger then this egg recall and maybe even deaths with the next . BIG GOV. or SMALLER GOV. which do you want ( life or death in other words )

    August 24, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  5. William C. Wilson

    Hello. I watch your morning show every week day and I really like it. You try to be very honest and I like that. I would like to make a comment about the egg recall. I watched this morning Aug. 23, 2010 and you were talking to a lady from the FDA about this issue. You had pictures of the egg plant in Wright Co. Iowa from the outside on the left hand side of the screen and the lady was in the middle. You were showing pictures of the chickens and they were all out running lose like free range chickens. Then you showed a lady going around picking up eggs and putting them on a flat. I feel that this is misleading because I used to work in that very same plant and I know how they really do it. They have them all in cages inside the building. They shove seven or eight of them in the cages. They barely have room to move around. There is a belt which moves along on the outside of the cage with feed on it. The chickens stick their heads out and eat. The eggs that they lay also go on a belt and go to a machine and get washed and sorted by size. The chickens are never out side and they do not move around very much. I don't like the way the birds are treated and I think that the pictures you showed were misleading and would make someone think that the people who run this egg farm care even a little bit about the birds.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm |