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The Egg Producer's Code

In many countries in Europe, eggs are stamped with an identification code that says how and where it's produced.

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This has also been discussed in the Jamie Oliver challenge if I remember correctly. But these codes make it very easy for consumers to trace the source of the egg. Something similar could be done for other foods as well.

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Wow, I didn't know they did that. Our egg producers here in the US would fight that so hard! I wonder how much it raised the cost of eggs. (You know opponents would use that argument.)

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Wow! Love this Arjan – I never knew. (though luckily I get mine from my neighbour's chooks just over the back fence ;^) I'd like to see this kind of tracking on most food stuffs I buy... though here in New Zealand it seems that big food corps have lobbied that idea to be dropped.