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    Default Eggs in the US and EU - How long they are kept fresh!

    I just read this article about eggs and the difference in how they are treated here in the US and Europe.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaaru...nd-vice-versa/

    It is interesting in that studies have shown that eggs from vaccinated hens can stay fresh/safe for 21 days with no refrigeration.
    And that in Europe the eggs are sold unrefrigerated and unwashed.

    Gave me some things to think about and take into consideration when looking for eggs for camping...
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    European food standards and quality are much better than ours. Its partly because the,USDA is run by and for major corporations. Most americans dont even know who Monsanto is after all.

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    Thats how it is in Mexico as well and we have been eating them for years, whenever we go there and have had no issues.

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    I've eaten eggs up to six months without refrigeration. You can go a good year without if you know what you're doing.

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    Yeah, that's something I noticed living in the Middle East, as well. Even in Israel, where the food is very good and safe, the eggs were never refrigerated. I had no idea you could do that.
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    If you wash the mucous membrane off of an egg it allows bacteria to be absorbed through the porous shell. Some washed eggs in stores can be up to 45-60 days old by the time you buy them. Unwashed eggs can be unrefridgerated safely for well over a month.

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    I read that a good fresh egg should sink in water. One that sits upright in water is beginning to degrade, one that floats is not safe to eat. Apparently when bacteria begins to grow inside the egg it creates oxygen causing the egg to float. Not sure of the validity of these claims.

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    There is a ton of information on preserving your eggs here in the US. Basically you rub them with mineral oil and they can be kept in a cool (68 or below) place for over 9 months.
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    i have 6 chickens so i get about 6 12 eggs a day.

    I just clean them and just stick them in the frig afterwards.

    or i just give them away to family or anyone who want eggs.

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    There is a fundamental difference between european and american ag systems.

    Ours is focused on industrial farming and the europeans focus on quality and taste.

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